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Ghost Wall

Narrated by: Christine Hewitt
Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
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A story at once mythic and strikingly timely, Sarah Moss's Ghost Wall urges us to wonder how far we have come from the 'primitive minds' of our ancestors.  

Teenage Silvie is living in a remote Northumberland camp as an exercise in experimental archaeology. Her father is an abusive man, obsessed with recreating the discomfort, brutality and harshness of Iron Age life.  

Behind and ahead of Silvie's narrative is the story of a bog girl, a sacrifice, a woman killed by those closest to her, and as the hot summer builds to a terrifying climax, Silvie and the Bog girl are in ever more terrifying proximity.

©2012 Sam Millar (P)2018 Bolinda

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  • janien
  • 10-11-2018

Could not put this one down!

A father obsessed with experiencing life as he perceives it should be; as our ancient ancestors lived. Insists his family embrace his perfect holiday with him, in an Iron Age archaeological camp. Reminded me of Kingsolvers excellent The Poisonwood Bible, Sarah Moss packs a hard hitting life was not a bed of roses back then punch with this short yet excellent novel. Funny at times with the illicit trips to Spar for chocolate however the novel doesnt hold back from its serious menacing undertones and bigotry. Not even four hours long so a more expensive credit read but so what! Its a good one!

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  • Caroline Lawrence
  • 22-10-2018

Unputdownable!

Unputdownable... if you know what I mean. I loved every minute of this fast-paced and beautifully written account of experimental Iron Age archaeology gone awry.

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  • Angela O'Brien
  • 21-09-2018

Teen Fiction ?

Somehow slightly naive, rather predictable. Maybe works as teen
fiction. It was not as interesting as I had anticipated.

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