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The Bell House

(2005)
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Madeleine Horrocks wanted nothing more than to be famous. Pretty and outspoken, she often alarmed her best friend Amy by expressing doubts - about parents, teachers and, most of all, religion, which according to their strict 1950s Catholic upbringing in Rivington Cross seemed certain, Amy thought, to send them both to Hell. What, after all, was wrong with being a Protestant, Madeleine would ask? Or a Jew? The good-looking boy they both noticed on their way to school was, it was rumoured, Jewish - his family having fled from Poland at the beginning of the war. Father Sheahan, the whiskey-soaked priest from the local church, had discovered that his secret past was catching up with him, and went in fear of his life. Amy, too, had a secret - a secret which caused her to visit the Bell House, an ancient charnel house outside the village. As they grow up, this place of death becomes a meeting place for the friends, who have to learn that differences in religion can cause unexpected heartache.

Genre: Sagas

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February 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bell House
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
ISBN: 0-7505-2469-3 / 978-0-7505-2469-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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June 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bell House
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
ISBN: 0-593-05312-5 / 978-0-593-05312-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Bell House: a sweeping novel of power and compassion from bestselling author Ruth Hamilton
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
ISBN: 0-552-17520-X / 978-0-552-17520-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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June 2005 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Bell House
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
ISBN: 0-552-15167-X / 978-0-552-15167-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Audio Editions

February 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Bell House
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
ISBN: 0-7531-3494-2 / 978-0-7531-3494-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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February 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Bell House
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
ISBN: 0-7531-2519-6 / 978-0-7531-2519-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bell House: a sweeping novel of power and compassion from bestselling author Ruth Hamilton
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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