GREATCOAT


GREATCOAT

HELEN DUNMORE    Book Number: 86899    Product format: Paperback

A sophisticated ghost story and a love affair between a neglected wife and a mysterious soldier. In the winter of 1952, Isabel Carey moves to the East Riding of Yorkshire with her husband Philip, a medical doctor. He spends long hours on call and Isabel finds herself lonely and vulnerable as she adjusts to the realities of being a housewife. One evening while Philip is at work, Isabel is woken by intense cold. When she hunts for extra blankets, she discovers an old RAF greatcoat hidden in the back of a cupboard. Sleeping under the coat for warmth, she starts to dream and not long afterwards, she is startled by a knock at her window. Outside is a young RAF pilot named Alec, whose powerful presence both disturbs and excites her. They begin an intense affair, but nothing has prepared her for the truth about Alec's life, nor the impact it will have on her own. A spectral tale of love and war that blurs the line between the real and the imaginary, this is an accomplished literary chiller about quiet temptations and the lasting trauma of battle. By the bestselling author. 195pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9780802121783
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