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The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story

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BIC Subject: History
Published By: Bloomsbury
 
Published: 01-Dec-2020
Format: Hardback, 352 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781408895450
Stock Code: 8895450
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London, 1938. Nandor Fodor - a Jewish Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the Institute of Psychical Research - reads of the case of thirty-four-year-old Alma Fielding, a housewife in South London plagued by a poltergeist, and hastens to the scene of the haunting.
This unassuming suburban woman has become the eye of a storm of chaos; in her modest home, china flies off the shelves, eggs fly through the air; stolen jewellery appears on her fingers, white mice crawl out of her handbag, and beetles appear from under her gloves; a terrapin materialises on her lap in the middle of a car journey.
But, as Fodor discovers when he assumes his scrupulous investigation, the case is even stranger than the sum of its parts. As the spectre of Fascism lengthens and darkens over Europe, Fodor unravels the peculiar case of Alma Fielding, and finds a different and darker type of haunting- trauma, difference, loss.
With rigour, profundity and insight, the award-winning Kate Summerscale delves into the notorious and extraordinary and unearths the vivid and the human.London, 1938. Nandor Fodor - a Jewish Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the Institute of Psychical Research - reads of the case of thirty-four-year-old Alma Fielding, a housewife in South London plagued by a poltergeist, and hastens to the scene of the haunting.
This unassuming suburban woman has become the eye of a storm of chaos; in her modest home, china flies off the shelves, eggs fly through the air; stolen jewellery appears on her fingers, white mice crawl out of her handbag, and beetles appear from under her gloves; a terrapin materialises on her lap in the middle of a car journey.
But, as Fodor discovers when he assumes his scrupulous investigation, the case is even stranger than the sum of its parts. As the spectre of Fascism lengthens and darkens over Europe, Fodor unravels the peculiar case of Alma Fielding, and finds a different and darker type of haunting- trauma, difference, loss.
With rigour, profundity and insight, the award-winning Kate Summerscale delves into the notorious and extraordinary and unearths the vivid and the human.
Kate Summerscale is the author of the number one bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Galaxy British Book of the Year Award, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and adapted into a major ITV drama. Her first book, the bestselling The Queen of Whale Cay, won a Somerset Maugham award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread biography award. Her third book, Mrs Robinson's Disgrace, was a Sunday Times bestseller; while her fourth, The Wicked Boy, was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2017. Kate Summerscale was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2010. She lives in London.
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