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The Watch House
 

The Watch House (Hardback, New edition)

By Westall, Robert

Anne goes to stay in a lonely cottage by the sea, next door to the Watch House. She soon discovers that there is someone or something supernatural in the Watch House, and that she has been chosen to give it the help it desperately needs.

ISBN 9780333513392
Published 19 January 1990 by Macmillan Education
Format Hardback, New edition
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Series M Books
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ISBN-13 9780333513392
ISBN-10 0333513398
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Macmillan Education
Imprint Macmillan Education
Publication Date 19 January 1990
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Westall, Robert
Series M Books
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
English Language Readers
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 370g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

M Books is a series of contemporary literature for children and teenagers. The books can be used as shared texts or as individual readers and are graded into five age ranges - from 7 to 14 plus - for teacher guidance. In this story Anne goes to stay in a lonely cottage by the sea, next door to the Watch House. She soon discovers that there is someone or something supernatural in the Watch House, and that she has been chosen to give it the help it desperately needs.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

US Review An ingenious, powerfully atmospheric ghost story with conviction, set in an English coastal village where Anne is dumped on a retired family servant when her parents break up. Fussy Old Prudie's brother Arthur keeps up the Brigade Watch House, once the headquarters for regular and dramatic shipwreck rescues, but now no more than a stuffy, unfrequented museum. Still, Arthur is pained that erosion will soon sweep the place into the sea; what's needed is funds for a retaining wall - and as a benign ghostly presence, known to the aging rescue team as the Old Fellow who organized the brigade, also pleads with her (Anhelpanhelpanhelp, it writes in dust before her eyes), she sets to work writing a guidebook and organizing an open house to coincide with the local Carnival. The project succeeds, but the Old Fellow grows more desperate - and Anne increasingly disturbed: by a large, strangely kinetic skull in the museum. . . a possessed dog who digs up only certain graves. . . an elusive red-coated presence here and there. . . all of which are traced at last to another, more sinister ghost who has been terrorizing the poor guilt-ridden Old Fellow since the latter was a living boy of ten. Meanwhile Anne has made a couple of friends who help her uncover old bones and past intrigues - but despite Timmo's bizarre entrance as Dr. Death at a parish hall disco, he and Pat as characters are no more than the chums of old schoolgirl fiction; Anne's real soulmate in this adventure is a young Catholic priest who exorcises the evil ghost in a suspenseful graveyard climax. As in last year's The Wind Eye Westall makes no bones about his own affiliation to orthodoxy; but, in a way, the institutional connection here only lends seriousness and credibility to the whole experience. (Kirkus Reviews)

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