Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough
  

Long Lankin

Written by Lindsey Barraclough

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Shortlisted for the 2012 Branford Boase Award for outstanding Debut novel.

A chilling, beautiful novel inspired by a haunting folk song about murder, witchcraft and revenge. Intensely atmospheric and truly compelling, this is a stunning debut.

The Branford Boase judges said: "An extremely atmospheric tale and very mature piece of storytelling. Quite unusual and genuinely scary."

The Branford Boase Award shortlist 2012:

Long Lankin - Lindsey Barraclough

Being Billy - Phil Earle

Small Change for Stuart - Lissa Evans

Everybody Jam - Ali Lewis

Sky Hawk - Gill Lewis

A Beautiful Lie - Irfan Master

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece - Annabel Pitcher

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Synopsis

Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough

Beware of Long Lankin, that lives in the moss ...When Cora and her little sister Mimi are sent to stay with their elderly aunt in the isolated village of Bryers Guerdon, they receive a less than warm welcome, and are desperate to go back to London. But Auntie Ida's life was devastated the last time two young girls were at Guerdon Hall, and now her nieces' arrival has reawoken an evil that has lain waiting for years. A haunting voice in an empty room ...A strange, scarred man lurking in the graveyard ...A mysterious warning, scrawled on the walls of the abandoned church ...Along with Roger and Peter, two young village boys, Cora must uncover the horrifying truth that has held Bryers Guerdon in its dark grip for centuries - before it is too late for Mimi.


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Reviews

The terror is as relentless as the ballad the story springs from ... Chilling -- Geraldine Brennan Observer A fabulous revisiting of the hoariest of old chestnuts Daily Telegraph Not for the faint-hearted, this mesmerizing tale generates goosebumps on almost every page Booktrust A real stunner of a debut: Long Lankin is a wonderful, imaginative slow burner of a thriller ... Lindsey Barraclough's first novel is written with a style and intelligence that would put many an adult thriller to shame -- John Millen Young Post Such an impressive debut. Every element is spot on - from the elegant prose, through the realistic portrayal of various aspects of family life, the three-dimensional characters and the occasional comic set-piece, to the supernatural horror underpinning it, which is absolutely chilling. Highly recommended -- Jill Murphy The Bookbag

About the Author

Lindsey Barraclough

Lindsey Barraclough was born in Essex. She worked as a music teacher and lives in London with her husband and their five children. Long Lankin is her first novel.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
480 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Lindsey Barraclough
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Publisher

Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

5th January 2012

ISBN

9780552563215

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