|Author: Gregory Maguire|
|Famed childrens author Winifred Rudge attempts to write a novel about a woman haunted by the ghost of Jack the Ripper and finds herself the object of spectral phenomena as she arrives in London to find her stepcousin John Comestor missing under mysterious circumstances. Reprint. *Author: Maguire, Gregory *Publication Date: 2010/09/28 *Number of Pages: 338 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.00|
From the Publisher:
Winifred Rudge, a writer struggling to get beyond the runaway success of her mass-market astrology book, travels to London to jump-start her new novel about a woman who is being haunted by the ghost of Jack the Ripper. Upon her arrival, she finds that her step-cousin and old friend John Comestor has disappeared, and a ghostly presence seems to have taken over his home. Is the spirit Winnie's great-great-grandfather, who, family legend claims, was Charles Dickens's childhood inspiration for Ebenezer Scrooge? Could it be the ghostly remains of Jack the Ripper? Or a phantasm derived from a more arcane and insidious origin? Winnie begins to investigate and finds herself the unwilling audience for a drama of specters and shadessome from her family's peculiar history and some from her own unvanquished past.