A HOUSE POSSESSED by Charity Blackstock

A HOUSE POSSESSED

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Collie Lodge, a once historic home in Inverness, is now tenanted not only by paying guests but also leaks and woodworm and a ghost- that of Margaret Cameron who defied her father, eloped and returned- literally on her knees- an a housemaid. Peter, an oversensitive with a seemingly extrasensory awareness of what took place there in the past, causes concern not so much to his father, but to the Misses Murphy and Leslie, aging, trying spinsters who determine to hold an exorcism through the local Father Andrews. But there are others also possessed by the past: Barbara, Peter's aunt, with her unfinished Italian : and Dick Ingham, an American, whom she had met ten years ago. And it is Barbara and Dick who are finally successful in returning Peter to the present and in so doing perhaps may resolve their own future... Miss Blackstock's story of the extraordinary makes its reconciliation with reality with expert ease and her sense of time and place and people is equally sure; it is an altogether attractive and appealing book.

Pub Date: Aug. 27th, 1962
Publisher: Lippincott