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Was it simply, in the coroner's words, a stupid and tragic accident? Sybil Crawford would never have expected her brother, Hugo, to die like that, so suddenly, in a fall from the balcony of a Brighton hotel. The handsome, intelligent headmistress of a girls' school on the south coast, Sybil is not alone in desperately wanting 'but two hours converse with the dead'. Lavinia Trent, the well-known actress, and Bridget Nagel, whose journalist husband was killed in the Falklands, are equally ready to enter the bizarre, comic, unnerving world of paranormal experiment. 'Gripping entertainment from start to finish' Listener 'False trail follows false trail; the curtain is tantalizingly lifted and then, again, lowered' ... King is now writing at the height of his powers' Spectator 'His most masterful, comic and moving novel yet' Financial Times
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Born in Switzerland, Francis King spent his childhood in India. Whilst at Oxford he wrote three novels and then joined the British Council. He was the drama critic of the Sunday Telegraph and reviewed fiction extensively. He wrote over twenty novels and his non-fiction includes E. M. Forster and his World.From Publishers Weekly:
Communication beyond the grave is the theme of this chilling work, in which three artfully delineated women try to get in touch with recently departed loved ones. PW noted that King (Act of Darkness provides a "spine-tingling conclusion."
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