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Book Review: This House is Haunted

This House Is Haunted by John Boyne
This is an utterly terrible Victorian ghost story homage. Eliza Caine heads to the wilds of Norfolk to take care of two creepy children. Their parents are nowhere to be found, the fellow servants are insolent and the locals are adverse to talking about the family, The dim Eliza soon realises something is seriously wrong and that she has to do something about it. This was boring, badly written and seriously stupid.

Best Lines:
“The Judge showed no mercy, and why should he have, after all?”

“He’s at Gaudlin Hall. He’s in the house with you. He’s been there since you arrived.”

“Set about them, you say? When she beat one into the grave and tried to do the same to the other.”

“I won’t stand for moderns at St Elizabeth’s.”
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