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The Greatcoat
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Published in 2012,
by  Hammer
ISBN 0099564939

 
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 ...

 
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