Colin and Prill were looking forward to a holiday of fun and adventure in Ireland. It would have been perfect if only they hadn't had to drag along their cousin Oliver. But Oliver, it turns out, isn't their biggest problem. Almost from the moment they arrive, Colin feels sick from an awful smell, so powerful and horrible that it seems to be rising from the land of the dead. At the same time, Prill is visited by a strange creature creeping into her dreams. Who is she, and what does she want? Only Oliver seems untouched by the danger. As the hot summer days continue, their terror mounts and their baby sister becomes critically ill. Oliver links the present horror with the terrible famine in Ireland of the 1840s - and the strange occupant of the nearby caravan, whose land was lost then through eviction - and he must bring about the reconciliation to save himself and his cousins.
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Ann Pilling was brought up in Warrington, Cheshire and many of her books are set in the industrial North West. After reading english at London University, she taught in Buckinghamshire then spent some time in America before returning to England. Ann now lives in Oxford with her husband and cat. She has two sons and one grandson. Ann has been writing books for children since 1983. Her first published novel was Black Harvest, the first in a series of five ghost stories. Among her many titles are several novels about contemporary life including Henry's Leg, which won the 1986 Guardian Award and was subsequently televised. Whenever possible, Ann retreats to the Yorkshire Dales which she calls 'the country of my heart'.Review:
"A marvellously powerful book. An unusually effective story which combines sensitivity, realism and horror." Books for Keeps "History doesn't get more real than this." Sunday Times"
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