The Company of Ghosts

Written by Berlie Doherty

Featured Books for 11+ readers General Fiction Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on The Company of Ghosts

Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal Award-winning Berlie Doherty tells a mysterious and romantic ghost story set on a wild and uninhabited island. Grieving Ellie is swept off to a special island belonging to a family she hardly knows at a time when she needs a way of resolving her great grief and rage at her parents’ divorce. Terrified when she is left alone on the island, Ellie’s experiences of nature and of her meeting a ghostly girl who once lived on the island change her perspective and give her space to heal.

The Company of Ghosts Synopsis

It was a seascape, moody with rocks and cliffs and wild showers of spray. Ellie's own reflection was drawn into it, like a ghost image among the lights and shadows. 'That's our island,' Morag said. 'It looks mysterious.' 'It is. That's where we're going tomorrow.' Ellie is excited to be going with Morag's family to their beautiful island, but when she finds herself abandoned there, things begin to change. Footsteps, shadows, strange lights, a haunting song; more and more she becomes aware that she is not really on her own.

The Company of Ghosts Press Reviews

We should treasure writers like Berlie Doherty who are incapable of writing a mediocre sentence.  Sunday Telegraph

If you loved this, you might like these...

Millions
The Afterwards
Snowglobe
Louisiana's Way Home

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781849397292
Publication date: 03/10/2013
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849397292
Publication date: 3rd October 2013
Author: Berlie Doherty
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Berlie Doherty

Berlie Doherty is one of the UK’s favourite children’s authors. She has been writing for over twenty years and is published in more than twenty languages. She is a prolific writer of novels, storybooks, picture books, and plays. Berlie lives in Derbyshire. To read a question and answer session with Berlie Doherty please click here.  

More About Berlie Doherty

More Books By Berlie Doherty

Cover for The Girl Who Saw Lions by Berlie Doherty
Cover for Blue John by Berlie Doherty
Cover for Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty
View All Books By Berlie Doherty

Share this book

LoveReading4Kids Kids Zone

Check out the latest activities in our KidsZone.

NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×