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CHARACTERS A Jealous Ghost

There is something rather disuieting about Sallie Declan a young American in London and it is not just her obsession with Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw the subject of her PhD t. Wilson must be a BIG fan of Henry James or at least of James ghostly masterpiece The Turn of the Screw to have conjured up this rollicking good readWhen you really LOVE a bookin love with also is NO EXAGGERATIONyou really want it never to end do you Turning to the last page is akin to preparing for a death in the familythe loss of a friend or a pet Gone but NEVER gone You will eventually go back and reread perhaps numerous times your favourites just as you rake over memories of loved onesBut NO LONGERWe live in an age where writers and fans have thrown down the Barricades of Propriety and created their own Set of Literary RulesI mean fancy stealing somebody else s CreationsAnd Good On Em I say even though much of what they create is pretty appalling stuffAnd ironically this stuff is happening mainly to the ueen of Propriety herself little Miss Jane Austen her of the sharp mind penetrating wit and ruthless purveyour of human behaviour Her UNfinished novels have been finished I know I ve read them Seuels she never meant to be AREeg The Further and Further Adventures of Ms Elizabeth Bennett Read THOSE too and really not up to Jane s standards alasAn Australian no less has taken the years between 1803 04when there is little if no evidence re what Miss Propriety was up to and plonked her down right in the Social Set of Ye Olde Sydney TownEGADAnd titled it Jane Austen In Australia known on Goodreads and elsewhere as The Lost Years of Jane AustenThis is no fiction as Elizabeth s married life with Herr D Arcy definitely is NO this is meant to be Jane s LIFEin Ozer OztraliaREALLLEEEEIt is uite good actuallyJane s personality is brilliantly captured as is her Aunt Jane Leigh Perrot s difficult natureBarbara Ker Wilson this is the name of this particular fantasist and a top notch one she is toois steeped in her Austen and in her knowledge of early Sydney and the characters who steered its historyShe is London bornProbably had to flee to Australia in 1964 with these then unfashionable literary stirrings of plagarism certainly NOT proper propriety in THOSE daysNo SirThe latest a TV Offering Lost in Austen made the fictional characters factual which was than a bit hard to get one s head around but damn it it WAS fun Rebecca is another romance which I LURVVVE to read and reread and rewatch the Hitchcock movie with Perfect casting ButnoBUTSally Beauman took the villainess the anti heroine Rebecca herself and did a HUGE whitewashShe tells the true story of the past and the future Rebecca is admirable and Max and his new wife are despicable Why didn t she just rewrite the Original AhBut THAT is the ONE rule that still remains INTACTSorry Sally but you are an utter loser beneath contempt and certainly not a true Fan of Rebecca the book So in Sally s treacherous world the nameless heroine remained a pathetic wimp Max had never fallen out of love with the treacherous Rebeccaand was a rat into the bargain committing suicide years later as he never uite got over Miss R while Rebecca became some proto feminist yearning to express herself or some sort of rot So what Sally Beauman has done IS the UNFORGIVABLEShe has set herself against the original authorDaphne Du Maurier twisting the characters into creatures which are not those of the original book I hope Daphne returns to give you your dues Sal SoI am NOT going to tell you anything about ANWilson s A Jealous Ghost no spoilers in my world except to give him glowing credentials he is a true Fan of the Original he is clever with his spin on the original and so leaves you being fond of TWO books instead of just one he is thoroughly immersed in the Original so you are in safe hands his book IS an original tale and I really think he is in an entirely different set to the romantic Rule Breakers he is a good writerI d say without a doubt that Barbara Ker Wilson the migrant Aussie is an EXCELLENT truly excellent writerand so get your hands on a copy you Fans of The Turn of the Screw and enjoyOver andOUT

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A Jealous Ghost

Fantasy about her emotional future there Surely she can see it is all delusion But a progressively darker reality unfolds as we are led inexorably towards a terrible and shocking clima. The good parts of this book were 3 and the bad parts were 2 so I have been generous and settled on averaging out to 3 Luckily it was of a novella than a full length novel so I could get through it uickly otherwise I reckon it would have been a full on disappointing 2

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Hesis There is her decision almost casually taken to leave her studies for a temporary job as a nanny in a large country house She seems to display astonishing naivety as she builds a. I enjoyed this Sallie an American student in London studying James Turn of the Screw finds herself in a similar position as the unamed governess of the novel She takes a job as nanny to 2 children in a large old country house and slowly we learn that things are not all uite right with her and that she has a mysterious past Very cleverly done the marriage of the 2 books and Sallie s obsession with Turn makes for scary reading


10 thoughts on “A Jealous Ghost

  1. says:

    Wilson must be a BIG fan of Henry James or at least of James' ghostly masterpiece The Turn of the Screw to have

  2. says:

    This is the first time I've read anything by Wilson but as it is a sort of version of The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James I

  3. says:

    I really like this book I just read The Turn of the Screw so came into it completely ready to compare and contrast the two but I ended up getting so swept up in the narrative This book is perfect in its own right and such

  4. says:

    2006 bookcrossing journalOh my goodness what compulsive reading It's also another one of those books inspired by a book I haven't read The Turn of the Screw Henry James but it is very readable if you haven't read itI don't want to write too much here incase some one reads this who hasn't read the book yet But the girl Sallie was unbelieveable She turned into a psychoThe story follows Sallie an American PhD student in London who ta

  5. says:

    I enjoyed this Sallie an American student in London studying James' Turn of the Screw finds herself in a similar position as the unamed governess of the novel She takes a job as nanny to 2 children in a large old country house and slowly we learn that things are not all uite right with her and that she has a m

  6. says:

    I know this is meant to depict someone with irreparable mental issues but literally every other page contained an action or thought that had me cringing with secondhand embarrassment Pro The author conveyed things well enough that I physically reactedCon Of all things it probably shouldn't have been embarrassment that I felt

  7. says:

    The good parts of this book were 3 and the bad parts were 2 so I have been generous and settled on averaging out to 3 Luckily it was of a novell

  8. says:

    ughhh

  9. says:

    Short and sharp typical in all the right ways but untypical in the essentials A good homage to 'Turn' and for me so much readable Time well s

  10. says:

    A reworking of Turn of the Screw which is bleak with an element of tragi comedy Sallie an American phd student doing her thesis on James's Turn of the Screw is alone and studying in London She begins to be depressed and decides to take a nanny job looking after two children in a remote country house; housekeeper and allBecause this is based on Turn of the Screw you know it isn't going to end well Sallie is so unsympat