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The silent companions

Laura Purcell

The silent companions

a novel

by Laura Purcell

  • 155 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Widows,
  • Upper class women,
  • Country homes

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLaura Purcell
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6116.U73 S55 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination304 pages
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26955058M
    ISBN 10014313163X
    ISBN 109780143131632
    LC Control Number2017026775
    OCLC/WorldCa990286691


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The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell is a Penguin Books publication. The best Gothic Horror novel Ive read in a long time. Elsie, recently widowed, and pregnant with her first child arrives in a remote village, with her husbands cousin, Sarah, to live in an old home, owned by her husband, referred to as The Bridge, which has not been lived in for quite some time/5.

—Book Riot “The chill of The Silent Companions sneaks up on you and then settles in like a gray mist on a British moor a shivery treat.” —BookPage “Laura Purcell weaves a classic tale of gothic horror Purcell has all the finest ingredients of the gothic tradition/5().

THE SILENT COMPANIONS by Laura Purcell is a very good 'spooky' Victorian novel as she calls it. I really loved this book, as it's very successful at pulling you in to a very eerie world done in a very intense style that it sends shivers down your spine/5().

Readers’ questions about The Silent Companions. 16 questions answered. A perfect read for a winter night, The Silent Companions (Raven, £) is a supernatural thriller from historical novelist Laura Purcell. The narrative begins in the s, with Elsie. The Silent Companions is an atmospheric gothic tale which chills the blood” – Sophia Tobin, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Silversmith's Wife and The Widow's Confession “Not since The Little Stranger has a book so entranced and haunted me.

Compelling, bewitching and beautifully written. THE SILENT COMPANIONS by Laura Purcell is a very good 'spooky' Victorian novel as she calls it.

I really loved this book, as it's very successful at pulling you in to a very eerie world done in a very intense style that it sends shivers down your spine/5(). Her first novel for Raven Books THE SILENT COMPANIONS featured in both the Zoe Ball and Radio 2 Book Clubs, was a Goldsboro Books book of the month and is a contender The silent companions book the W H Smith Thumping Good Read award.

It will be followed by THE CORSET in autumnand BONE CHINA and THE SHAPE OF DARKNESS in later years. The Silent Companions is an atmospheric gothic tale that chills the blood.” —Sophia Tobin, bestselling author of The Silversmith’s Wife “Magnificently creepyBrand: Penguin Publishing Group.

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The Silent Companions is one of the creepiest books I have ever read. I don’t think this constitutes a spoiler, but if you want to dive into this book blind, be warned that, in the next paragraph, I will explain what the titular silent companions actually are.

THE SILENT COMPANIONS by Laura Purcell is a very good 'spooky' Victorian novel as she calls it. I really loved this book, as it's very successful at pulling you in to a very eerie world done in a very intense style that it sends shivers down your spine.

Tension builds slowly as you go through the chapters reaching to a point that I literally 4/5(). About The Silent Companions “[An] extraordinary, memorable and truly haunting book.” —Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author Laura Purcell’s The Poison Thread is now out from Penguin.

Some doors are locked for a reason. When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed she was destined for a life of luxury.

But pregnant and widowed just weeks after their. The Silent The silent companions book Laura Purcell. Penguin, $16 trade paper (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS New Coronavirus Updates for the Book Biz.

The Silent Companions begins in the late s the dank cell of an insane asylum with a new doctor trying to get his patient to tell him her story. She has been drugged out of her mind after many of those horrid treatments that mental patients were given back then and she’s mute/5.

The wooden objects, known as “silent companions,” although rare today, originated in seventeenth-century Europe and were fairly common in eighteenth-century colonial American domestic interiors.2 Dummy boards, the nineteenth-century term for silent companions, were painted in a trompe l’oeil manner with beveled edges to cast a lifelike Author: Emily Wroczynski.

The Silent Companions is an atmospheric gothic tale which chills the blood * Sophia Tobin, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Silversmith's Wife and The Widow's Confession * Not since The Little Stranger has a book so entranced and haunted me.

Compelling, bewitching and beautifully written/5(14K). I liked Silent Companions too (though what a weird concept for a scary story, tbh) and haven’t read anything quite like that with haunted objects. Kill Creek by Scott Thomas was an entertaining haunted house book though, so you may enjoy that one.

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Here is a quick description and cover image of book The Silent Companions written by Laura Purcell which was published in You. The Silent Companions is an atmospheric gothic tale which chills the blood” – Sophia Tobin, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Silversmith’s Wife and The Widow’s Confession “Not since The Little Stranger has a book so entranced and haunted me.

Compelling, bewitching and beautifully written. An eerie and compelling ghost story set on the dark wilds of the Yorkshire moors.

For fans of The Witchfinder's Sister or The Silent Companions, this Gothic tale will weave its way into your imagination and chill you to the you've heard tales about Scarcross Hall, the house on the old coffin path that winds from village to moor top.

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 30 is the perfect read for Hallowe’en. We have the chance for you to win 10 copies of this chilling and atmospheric novel for your reading group.

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The Silent Companions Laura Purcell Review by Trisha Ping. March The chill of The Silent Companions sneaks up on you and then settles in like a gray mist on a British moor.

Which is no doubt intentional, since Laura Purcell’s third novel follows solidly in the Gothic literary tradition. It’s an unnerving read of a woman. The Silent Companions by readbook 19 September Inspired by the work of Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill and set in a crumbling country mansion, The Silent Companions is an unsettling gothic ghost story to send a shiver down the spine.

Laura Purcell is a former bookseller and lives in Colchester with her husband and pet guinea pigs. Her first novel for Raven Books THE SILENT COMPANIONS won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award and featured in both the Zoe Ball and Radio 2 Book Clubs.

The Silent Companions. Written by Laura Purcell Review by Laura Shepperson. Ghost stories are having a revival at present, and Laura Purcell’s The Silent Companions, set in the 19 th century, is a worthy newcomer to the genre.

When newly widowed Elsie Bainbridge is sent to the family’s country estate to escape scandal in London, she discovers in the garret the silent companions of the. The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell | Book Review - Duration: NReluctant views.

Master Shi Heng Yi – 5 hindrances to self-mastery | Shi Heng YI | TEDxVitosha. A Victorian ghost story that evokes a most unsettling kind of fear, The Silent Companions is a tale that creeps its way through the consciousness in ways you least expect—much like the companions themselves.

Obvious spoiler warning for a book we should have all read. Discussion: A little under half way through this book I almost noped out of. The Silent Companions, Laura Purcell First Published: October 5, Expected US Publication: March 6th, The Silent Companions is a well-crafted historical ghost story told in multiple timelines.

It's an eerie, evocative novel that brilliantly blends the supernatural and the psychological. During the mid-nineteenth-century, a newly widowed young woman is sent to wait out her pregnancy. Book Companion is a great resource. We feature printable character lists, discussion questions, quick book reviews, author details, plus a free online schedule for book clubs.

"If you like books - you'll love Book Companion". #1 New York Times Bestseller. Lydia Quixano Pérez lives. The main eeriness comes from the events that took place in the house years ago and are described in journals from an ancestor of Sarah, Anne Bainbridge, as well as the silent companions themselves.

I found the silent companions not too scary, but what I did find scary was the ending and some of the disturbing events that take place. The silent companions are well-chosen as a sinister presence, and the two stories in different times meld together very well.

An accomplished debut. 19 Feb —Book Riot “The chill of The Silent Companions sneaks up on you and then settles in like a gray mist on a British moor a shivery treat.” —BookPage “Laura Purcell weaves a classic tale of gothic horror Purcell has all the finest ingredients of the gothic tradition.

Find out more about book 7 of Zoe Ball's Book Club on ITV the chillingly spooky historical novel The Silent Companions. in association with. Books. Vote for your favourite book. About. “A perfect read for a winter night An intriguing, nuanced, and genuinely eerie slice of Victorian gothic.” —The Guardian “If The Silent Companions lands on your night table, don’t plan on leaving your bed anytime ive, meticulous, and reminiscent of the masters of gothic fiction—not only a compulsively readable ghost story, but a skillful, loving ode to the entire.

Known as Silent Companions (or dummy boards), Elsie is initially amused by them and has a few of them moved into the house, but when they start to appear in places other than where they have been put, and more than were originally brought down are found in various locations throughout the house, both Elsie and Sarah become convinced that they.

Buy a cheap copy of The Silent Companions book by Laura Purcell. Free shipping over $   A perfect read for a winter night, The Silent Companions is a supernatural thriller from historical novelist Laura Purcell.

Occasional anachronisms don’t spoil this intriguing, nuanced and genuinely eerie slice of Victorian gothic. The book is the best of regal and spooky, a combination that is haunting and brilliant.

The book was written by Laura Purcell and published by Raven Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury. The Silent Companions is an atmospheric gothic tale which chills the blood' - Sophia Tobin, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Silversmith’s Wife and The Widow’s Confession 'Not since The Little Stranger has a book so entranced and haunted me.

Compelling, bewitching and beautifully written. Title: The Silent Companions Writer: Laura Purcell Publishing House: Raven Books Date of Publication: October 5th Rating: 5 stars ‘’I am not dead.’’ Goodness me!

How can I write a coherent (and non-spoilery) review on a book that has stayed with me, haunting me (no pun intended) ever since I started reading?

A novel that has definitely made it.The Silent Companions | " An] extraordinary, memorable and truly haunting book." --Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author Laura Purcell's The Poison Thread is now out from Penguin Some doors are locked for a : Penguin Books.The Silent Companions, Laura Purcell: Book Review I’m a big fan of dark novels, so when I saw The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell haunting me on my Amazon wish-list, I knew I .