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10 thoughts on “The Greatcoat

  1. says:

    Another alleged ghost story but not uite a ghost story It is set in 1954 in the East Riding of Yorkshire amongst the old airfields of world war two now abandoned and beginning to crumble Dun write well about Britain just aft

  2. says:

    To be honest the cover probably is the thing that got me to buy the book Sure the blurb about a time slip an RAF ghost and a mystery did help but I can't help it I absolutely love that cover So it is with a bit of a heavy h

  3. says:

    What a haunting chilling yet beautifully constructed ghost story I had never heard of this before picking it up but I'm SO glad I took a chance on it mostly I'll admit because of the cover I found this to be elegant and extremely atmospheric I can't stop thinking about it now it's over

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    SPOILERS Set in post war North England a newly married couple settle into their first flat which is a cold and cramped place below their landlady whose footsteps resound above them as she paces constantly The main character Isabel one night finds a greatcoat as worn by RAF officers in WW2 and in a desperate bid to keep warm she puts it on and soon falls asleep But shortly after she begins wearing it there is a tapping on her wind

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    If we consider The Novella Club's definition that a novella has fewer than 200 pages then The Greatcoat should certainly be viewed as one And seen as novella rather than novel it might be received better by readers for its slender but powerful story Like James' great novella Turn of the Screw The Greatcoat is a ghost story but it's also a romance a story of new marriage and passion found not within but elsewhere Dun creates a subtly haun

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    Abandoned wartime airfields in uiet and lonely rural locations retain a haunting sense of the past Today the roar of bombers has been replaced by birdsong and the concrete runways by harvest fields of waving corn but many of the perimeter roads and buildings still exist today in some shape or form These sites don’t just provide m

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    If you are wondering I didn't read this book uickly because it was good or gripping or had me racing to the end because of anticipation and sheer horror No I finished it uickly because the writing was so simplistic I slipped through it in a rush and reached the end thinking Reallyis thatit?It didn't feel like the ending o

  8. says:

    This is the first book I have read by this author and I really enjoyed itA very atmospheric book with great descriptive writing that allowed me to imagine the scene the author was setting and because I live in the County th

  9. says:

    Right I will start by saying that there are some great reviews of this book which go in to greater detail on the book This as usually is my thoughts and musing after completing reading the bookI will admit that I have heard a lot about this book both from the fact it was from Helen Dun an established and renowned author

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    As you all know I love a ghost story and The Greatcoat started off as a very good example of the genre perfect for those times when you want a book you can instantly get stuck into and devour in one sitting It centres on Isabel a young woman who has recently married and moved to an unfamiliar Yorkshire town with her husband Philip a doctor Struggling with the boredom and loneliness of her new role as a housewife Isabel i

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The Greatcoat

Ot waiting to come inHis name is Alec and his powerful presence both disturbs and excites her Her initial alarm soon fades and they begin an intense affair But nothing has prepared her for the truth about Alec's life nor the impact it will have on hers. If you are wondering I didn t read this book uickly because it was good or gripping or had me racing to the end because of anticipation and sheer horror No I finished it uickly because the writing was so simplistic I slipped through it in a rush and reached the end thinking Reallyis thatitIt didn t feel like the ending of a book it felt like the ending of a chapter This beautiful uote The most elegant flesh creeper since The Woman in Blackfrom the Times really misled me So did the pages of other uotes that I really wish I spent time reading then again what book tells people about it s criticisms Elegant Maybe ok you earned a star for that Flesh creeper Seriously that is how you describe this book Do the writers from the Times live in little happy bubbles where the scary things of life can t get them They don t Then why the f would they find this a flesh creeper I felt slightly chilled when it was talking about someone else s memories being in her head and that with the cover and you ve earned another star Greatcoat but that was it Helen if you think you can just have the presence of a ghost in a book and think that make it creepy then you are mistaken Sadly it was at the expense of this book The most elegantsince The Woman in Black I m not even going to start about comparing this thing to the Woman in BlackHere s the summary for you This book isn t good and took up a day of my life that I really wish I had back now Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, you are wondering I didn t read this book uickly because it was good or gripping or had me racing to the end because of anticipation and sheer horror No I finished it uickly because the writing was so simplistic I slipped through it in a rush and reached the end thinking Reallyis thatitIt didn t feel like the ending of a book it felt like the ending of a chapter This beautiful uote The most elegant flesh creeper since The Woman in Blackfrom the Times really misled me So did the pages of other uotes that I really wish I spent time reading then again what book tells people about it s criticisms Elegant Maybe ok Her Husbands Christmas Bargain you earned a star for that Flesh creeper Seriously that is how The Geography of Witchcraft you describe this book Do the writers from the Times live in little happy bubbles where the scary things of life can t get them They don t Then why the f would they find this a flesh creeper I felt slightly chilled when it was talking about someone else s memories being in her head and that with the cover and Hold On To Me you ve earned another star Greatcoat but that was it Helen if Copping It Sweet (Murphys Law you think Ill Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, you can just have the presence of a ghost in a book and think that make it creepy then If Wishes Were...Daddies you This book isn t good and took up a day of my life that I really wish I had back now

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In the winter of 1952 Isabel Carey moves to the East Riding of Yorkshire with her husband Philip a GP With Philip spending long hours on call Isabel finds herself isolated and lonely as she strives to adjust to the realities of married lifeWoken by int. To be honest the cover probably is the thing that got me to buy the book Sure the blurb about a time slip an RAF ghost and a mystery did help but I can t help it I absolutely love that cover So it is with a bit of a heavy heart that I write this review It s not like the book is bad it s just not so fantastic that I hoped it to be I did like the story I just did not love it I found the premise of the story intriguing and it started off good But looking back to reading the book do I have to admit that I did not really fall for the story I wonder if it had been better if it had been to the story It s not a thick book it just takes a couple of hours to read the book So everything moved forward rather uickly getting to know Isabel and the rest of the characters meeting the ghost learning the truth and then the end And sure it s a tragic truth but I never really got to know Alec and I thought that was a miss It would have been wonderful to have learned about him through flashbacks Rather than just the first chapter and then through ghostly recollections I wanted to be moved by the book but that never happenedIt s a so so book I liked it but if feels like it had potential that never was achievedRead this review and others on A Bookaholic Swede

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Ense cold one night she discovers an old RAF greatcoat hidden in the back of a cupboard Sleeping under it for warmth she starts to dream And not long afterwards while her husband is out she is startled by a knock at her windowOutside is a young RAF pil. If we consider The Novella Club s definition that a novella has fewer than 200 pages then The Greatcoat should certainly be viewed as one And seen as novella rather than novel it might be received better by readers for its slender but powerful story Like James great novella Turn of the Screw The Greatcoat is a ghost story but it s also a romance a story of new marriage and passion found not within but elsewhere Dun creates a subtly haunting dreamy atmosphere that permeates the page and bleeds off into our lives At least it did in mine Somehow she captures the dreamy state women and girls are especially prone to an anticipation of romance of sexual longing of these two being very much intertwined I remember being caught up in this state particularly in the summers when I was age 15 and 16 feasting on Thomas Hardy and Andrew Lang s editions of fairy talesdreaming myself into these books and beyond their pages Yet the novel is also very much grounded in a particular time and place a Yorkshire small town in post war 1954I had originally given the novel 3 stars but its lingering effect the way that Dun is able to capture this dreamlike state so effectively along with her convincing evocation of that time and place made me rethink it and add another star

  • Paperback
  • 272
  • The Greatcoat
  • Helen Dunmore
  • English
  • 13 July 2017
  • 9780099564942

About the Author: Helen Dunmore

I was born in December 1952 in Yorkshire the second of four children My father was the eldest of twelve and this extended family has no doubt had a strong influence on my life as have my own children In a large family you hear a great many stories You also come to understand very early that stories hold uite different meanings for different listeners and can be recast from many viewpoints