Published in 2012,
The Greatcoat is a ghost story set during and after the Second World War, about the power of the past to imprint itself on the present, and possess it. In 1952, newly-married Isabel Carey and her husband Philip come to live in a small town close to a wartime bomber station. Their flat is dark, poky and cold; their landlady paces the floor overhead. One night, when Philip is out on call, Isabel finds an RAF officer’s greatcoat in a cupboard, and spreads it on the bed to keep her warm. In the middle of her dreams, she hears a knocking on the window ...