There was no mistake; she knew exactly what the house looked like; she knew about the door at the centre like a square grinning mouth, and the straggly little bits at the back which were called sculleries and the underground rooms where people were sometimes shut away. She even knew about the old trees that grew around the house, because the little girl had told her about them. She had said to Simone that if you looked at them for long enough you saw horrid, evil faces in the trunk, that looked as if they were a thousand years old, and that stared at you out of withered eyes.
Wizard oaks, they were called. There was a poem about them; it told how on some nights the bad old wizard woke up and parted the branches, and peered into the room to see if there were any little children he could snatch up and carry away.
Worst of all was that she could see that it was empty, and that nobody could possibly have lived in it for years and years, especially not any children. She did not dare to tell mother about the black old house in case it meant there was something wrong with her. If you heard voices that other people did not hear, and if you knew what places looked like before ever you saw them it might mean you were mad, and mad people were shut away and never let to go out into the world. Take A Look Inside.
A Dark Dividing. Synopsis Excerpt Additional Information Two pairs of twins. This is an edge-of-your-chair book. And as you are chilled to the bone with some of the things that go on, you will not be able to stop as you want to find out what happened to these people. The stories within are so heart-rending that readers will want to see more of Ms. Rayne's work.
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Quill says: A Dark Dividing is a terrific read. Extremely creepy in some passages but, very understandable. This is the author's debut in the United States and hopefully we will be able to read more of Sarah Rayne on this side of the pond. This is certainly not to be read if you are feeling down as it will not help you to a happy state of mind.
It concerns two sets of conjoined twins,one set living in the 's and the other in the present day,As with all of Sarah Rayne's other books,a building is at the centre of the story,and this one is no exception. Mortmain House Dead Hand used to be a Orphanage and Workhouse where many cruel and inhuman acts were perpetrated mainly upon the children. In the centre of the building is a deep well a favorite device of Ms Rayne and this is crucial to this tale.
If you favor the macabre in your reading,then this is for you,run quickly to your nearest bookshop and get hold of a copy without delay. If however you are of a nervous disposition,do not go within a mile of it.
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