Saturday, 7 September 2013

'The Visitors' by Rebecca Mascull


Release date: 16th January 2014
Published by: Hodder and Stoughton
ISBN No: 9781444765205




Imagine if you couldn't see
couldn't hear

couldn't speak...

Then one day somebody took your hand and opened up the world to you.


Adeliza Golding is a deaf and blind girl, born in late Victorian England on her father's hop farm. Unable to interact with her loving family, she exists in a world of darkness and confusion; her only communication is with the ghosts she speaks to in her head, who she has christened the Visitors. One day she runs out into the fields and a young hop-picker, Lottie, grabs her hand and starts drawing shapes in it. Finally Liza can communicate.

Her friendship with her teacher and with Lottie's beloved brother Caleb leads her from the hop gardens and oyster beds of Kent to the dusty veldt of South Africa and the Boer War, and ultimately to the truth about the Visitors.

Rebecca Mascull's first novel is the tale of a wonderful friendship, but it is also a thrilling adventure, a heartbreaking love story and a compelling ghost story.



Copyright: Hodder and Stoughton Synopsis

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