Frost Hollow Hall: 'The Queen of Historical Fiction at her finest.' Guardian

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Frost Hollow Hall: 'The Queen of Historical Fiction at her finest.' Guardian

Frost Hollow Hall: 'The Queen of Historical Fiction at her finest.' Guardian

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You guys were so fab and Dawn was such a lovely presence in the schools - I will absolutely be in touch next time I'm in your neck of the woods. For anyone who is not sure about YA, please don't let the genre put you off - this is a fantastic ghostly story that can be read and enjoyed by a wide variety of ages and, of course, it's a perfect tale for this time of year. There is something of Conan Doyle’s Baskerville Hall and Joan Aiken’s Willoughby Chase in Carroll’s Frost Hollow Hall. When Tilly was excited, (despite all of the other maids being terrified) I was excited, when she was scared, I was scared for her.

Secrets are unearthed that will rock Tilly's world indefinitely and teach her a whole lot about family, friendship, love, absolution, letting go and moving on. Frost Hollow Hall is a convincing read for any committed reader, who particularly enjoys historical stories. It’s a fantastic independent book seller that will actually be responsive and select appropriate books for you. Aus der Sicht eines Erwachsenen (und erfahrenen Krimilesers) wirken viele Geschehnisse und Wendungen etwas offensichtlich, für Kinder sind sie aber sehr spannend: Ein großes viktorianisches Herrenhaus mitten im Winter, über das viele Gerüchte kursieren, der unaufgeklärte Tod des einzigen Erben zehn Jahre zuvor, sich merkwürdige verhaltende Bewohner und natürlich die Geister - als das schafft eine sehr gruselige Atmosphäre, die selbst mir teilweise Schauer über den Rücken jagte.Whilst she is on the lake, she heeds no warning from Will to steer clear of the thinner ice, and finds herself underwater: ‘Slowly, gently, the lake closed over my head and all went quiet but for the blood pounding in my ears. The narrator brings out the character of Tilly beautifully and Tilly, and the atmosphere, are the two most special things about Frost Hollow Hall.

But Emma Carroll's book had such an enticing blurb and was set in Victorian times that I decided to give it a go. It’s a story for children, built on classic lines, and it would sit nicely in a line of books with names that are so familiar; books that continue to be read, and loved, even though their own era is long gone. With creepy rooms, terrified maids, a house-keeper who seems to be hiding something and Lady Barrington mad with mourning, Frost Hollow Hall is a compelling read.Aber sie hat nicht nur mit Geldnot zu kämpfen, auch in der Familie selbst fühlt sie sich nicht wirklich angenommen und trägt eine tiefgreifende Traurigkeit in sich, die sie oft einsam macht. I have the Audible UK version on my phone, too, and I especially enjoy re-reading (or listening to) this book every year, as winter begins to approach. even her petty ones - which we all have - didn't ring true) and also SO LONG to realize some things, although the book moved quickly enough that it wasn't a big deal. I have always been of the mindset that an adult shouldn’t dismiss a book as childish or uninteresting just because it was marketed as a children’s novel.

The main thread of the novel begins in the first chapter, when our young narrator, Tilly Higgins, is introduced. There are certainly odd goings-on afoot, with poltergeist pottery that crashes around by itself, terrified staff, a housekeeper that seems to know a lot more than she is letting on, seances and Lady Barrington herself, wild with grief. I don't normally read YA novels, but I couldn't resist the allure of a Victorian ghost story, and Emma Carroll did not let me down.Not because she likes him like all of the other girls in the village but because she craves adventure and excitement in her life. but I liked some of the details, like the ones that gave the reader a more specific idea of what working as a servant in a big house might have been like. Carroll's narrative voice and descriptive language set the scene and time excellently and I loved it.

I knew this book would be an easier read due to it being aimed at children but what I didn’t expect was how it was full of emotion and the characters complex feelings…… and yes, why shouldn’t children read this! This is a charming story which, despite dealing with dark themes of grief, poverty and death, remains light-hearted and hopeful.

There's just something magical and mysterious about Winter and the cover promises these in abundance. Auch die Sätze sind teilweise recht knapp, was das Tempo zusätzlich antreibt und was ich eigentlich nicht so gerne mag. The boy appears to her in her dreams and Tilly realises that he is Kit Barrington, the heir to Frost Hollow Hall, who drowned 10 years earlier in the lake. Just to give some idea about the characterisation, the main character, Tilly, is a vivacious and strong-willed girl who is easy to relate to. The pace only dropped once and I found myself wanting to skip on once Tilly had gotten the job as a maid but hadn't managed to find much out about Kit or the Barringtons but it soon picked up again when the ghostly activity was cranked up a notch.

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