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The Ghost Writer

(2004)
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Viola Hatherley was a writer of ghost stories in the 1890s whose work lies forgotten until her great-grandson, as a young boy in Mawson, Australia, learns how to open the secret drawer in his mother's room. There he finds a manuscript, and from the moment his mother catches him in the act, Gerard Freeman's life is irrevocably changed. What is the invisible, ever-present threat from which his mother strives so obsessively to protect him? And why should stories written a century ago entwine themselves ever more closely around events in his own life? Gerard's quest to unveil the mystery that shrouds his family, and his life, will lead him from Mawson to London, to a long-abandoned house and the terror of a ghost story come alive.



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"Its complexities provoke a feverish breathlessness...Well written and subtly constructed." - Ruth Rendell


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May 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): John Harwood
ISBN: 0-15-101074-9 / 978-0-15-101074-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): John Harwood
ISBN: 0-224-08451-8 / 978-0-224-08451-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): John Harwood
ISBN: 0-15-603232-5 / 978-0-15-603232-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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April 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): John Harwood
ISBN: 0-09-946082-3 / 978-0-09-946082-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): John Harwood
ISBN: 0-224-07113-0 / 978-0-224-07113-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): John Harwood
ISBN: 1-72132-423-2 / 978-1-72132-423-1
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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December 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): John Harwood
ISBN: 1-4829-4758-7 / 978-1-4829-4758-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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December 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): John Harwood
ISBN: 1-4829-4756-0 / 978-1-4829-4756-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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December 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): John Harwood
ISBN: 1-4829-4757-9 / 978-1-4829-4757-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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December 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): John Harwood
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): John Harwood
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): John Harwood
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

February 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): John Harwood
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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June 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): John Harwood
Publisher: Mariner Books
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