The Evil Within by Catherine MacPhail
  

The Evil Within

Written by Catherine MacPhail

11+ readers   13+ readers   Summer Reading   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   

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In a nutshell: creepy, haunting story of the young Jekyll and Hyde

Catherine MacPhail admits to being fascinated by the story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and here she takes Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller as inspiration for a properly sinister new story, imagining Henry Jekyll as a boy, already struggling to control his own dark instincts and desires. Tension mounts as rumours spread of a terrifying creature roaming the night, and MacPhail’s vivid descriptions both of Edinburgh’s damp, foggy backstreets and the stuffy, claustrophobic Victorian villa that is Henry’s home amplify the sense of terror and suspicion. This is completely true to Stevenson’s vision and an unsettling read in its own right.

For readers inspired to seek out the original, Barrington Stoke are publishing it in a dyslexia-friendly format this summer. ~ Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 11+

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Synopsis

The Evil Within by Catherine MacPhail

What transforms an ordinary Edinburgh boy into the most infamous split personality of all time? This vividly imagined diary of the young Henry Jekyll examines the contradictions within us all and teases out one possible backstory for the character in Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A haunting and atmospheric imagining of a classic tale.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 11+

About the Author

Catherine MacPhail

Catherine MacPhail is a highly-acclaimed writer of gritty, urban stories which tackle contemporary issues. Many of her books are based on real-life experiences. She has written a number of titles for Barrington Stoke, including Under the Skin and Hide and Seek. Her bestselling book Another Me (Bloomsbury) has been adapted into a film starring Jonathon Rhys Meyers. She has three children and lives in Greenock.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
112 pages

Author

Catherine MacPhail
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Author's Website

www.cathymacphail.com/

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Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th May 2017

ISBN

9781781125878

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