Friday, March 15, 2013

Journey To The Past

I've been feeling a bit nostalgic lately. Yearning for things from the past, wanting to step back in time when life seemed simpler. A time without modern technology and today's distractions that so ruin a good ghost story. So what did I do? I bought my 15 yr old sister a new book that promised to take the reader back to that place and time I so desperately wanted to lose myself in and I read it before my sister even knew it was missing from her book shelf! That book was "The Poisoned House" by Michael Ford. It tells the story of 15 yr old Abi, an orphaned servant girl living in 1850's London. Aside from carrying out her scullery maid duties, she's being haunted and this tale is terrifyingly spooky. There's no "ghost in the machine", but rather a presence felt lurking behind the stairs in the dark of a large mansion with nothing but the candle for light. This book is ideal for teens who love scary stories as well as historical fiction and is a true treat for anyone seeking to escape and take a journey to the past...

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