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The White Carnation

A Book by

R.C. Sherriff's supernatural drama, produced in 2014 for the first time in sixty years.

Christmas Eve, 1951. As Britain rebuilds itself after the war, John Greenwood has it all - a successful business, a beautiful house and an aristocratic wife. But as he bids farewell to the guests leaving his annual Christmas party, a gust of wind slams the front door shut, starting a chain of events that makes him doubt everything he has ever known.

From the writer of one of the 20th century's most acclaimed plays, Journey's End, The White Carnation is a ghostly tale of one man's chance to do things differently.

"The humour is light and subtle, the dialogue engaging... It is clearly the work of an excellent playwright." - Time Out London

"A theatrical ghost by RC Sherriff comes back to life... What a neglected little treasure it proves: not life-changing, maybe, but life-affirming." - Telegraph

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November 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: The White Carnation (Oberon Modern Plays)
Author(s): R C Sherriff
ISBN: 1-78319-078-7 / 978-1-78319-078-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oberon Books
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