Long Lankin

Long Lankin

Book - 2011
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When Cora and her sister are sent to stay with their elderly aunt in the isolated village of Bryers Guerdon, they receive a less than warm welcome. Auntie Ida's life was devastated the last time two young girls were at Guerdon Hall, and now her nieces' arrival has reawoken an evil that has lain waiting for years.
Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2011.
ISBN: 9780370331966
9780552563215
Characteristics: 454 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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fantasyqueen
Jun 06, 2017

creepy, but fun

multcolib_alisonk Aug 03, 2015

A girl and her little sister, displace from their home, and forced to live in a creepy run down house, with an aunt they barely know; a tidal marsh that makes the land around the house dangerous for kids; an ancient and horrifying secret held closely by the villagers.
Looking for gothic-y goodness? You've found it!

JCLBethanyT Mar 26, 2013

Truly spooky! I kept the lights on as I read; Cora and Mimi feel like real children--children who can be tired, spiteful or scared--and Guerdon Hall felt like a real nightmare--an ancient building, sinking into the swamp, its windows nailed shut and its old kitchen bricked up. Barraclough uses masterful horror technique in Long Lankin and maintains the chills until the very end. Fans of Shirley Jackson in particular might enjoy this tale of haunted gentry and crumbling castles.

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