Poor Tom's Ghost

Product Number: EB00627671
Released: Nov 24, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504028813
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Poor Tom's Ghost-dramatic, wholly convincing, a fascinating intermingling of the centuries-portrays a family whose uncertain bonds are tested and strengthened by a threat from the past.When the Nicholas family first sees the derelict old house near London that has been left to them in Aunt Deb's will, they are sadly disappointed. Thirteen-year-old Roger is the most disappointed, since, having moved place to place all his life with his gifted actor-father, he longs for some measure of stability. Then Roger and his father discover, under peeling wallpaper and rotted paneling, traces of a much older, more graceful house, and their misgivings disappear-until, one night, the house is filled with a sound of wild grieving that Roger traces to an empty room. Only Roger-and later his small stepsister Pippa-sees the ghosts, among them is that of Tom Garland, a well-known actor in Shakespeare's time. But Roger's father, playing Hamlet in the famous National Theatre, is caught up, unknowingly, in Tom's old tragedy. It is a frightened Roger who has to risk his life to find a way to mend the past before the present becomes its tragic echo.

Author(s): Jane Louise Curry
Original Publish Date: Nov 24, 2015

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