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Footsteps in an Empty Room

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At the turn of the last century, Alice is a 12 year old servant girl at Colonsay, the big house on the Victorian Coast belonging to wily political strategist Cosmo Cunningham and his beautiful young wife Ambrosine. In the present day, Rosamund becomes the reluctant inheritor of Colonsay, her childhood home. But as the extensive renovation work begins, odd things start happ ...more
Paperback, 419 pages
Published June 1999 by Hinkler Books
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Vanda
Jun 07, 2008 Vanda rated it it was amazing
What a book! What a ride! This is one of the best books I've ever read! I actually *was* there!
The story is awesome, the writing is excellent, I have no words to describe it... It's just WOW!!!
The switch between the past and the present is perfectly timed! I just loved it!
Christine Sun
Feb 28, 2016 Christine Sun rated it it was amazing
Footsteps in an Empty Room is an Australian ghost story set alternatively in the past and the present. When Australia was first established as a nation, at the dawn of the 19th century, it was a time of not only opportunities, hopes and ambitions, but also chaos. Politicians and celebrities endeavoured to construct a stage that they believed would showcase them as the brightest and most proactive players, as they do today. However, it was, has been and will continue to be this stage on which see ...more
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Sep 16, 2014 Athirahs rated it liked it
just not my kind of story. but the story was written and told nicely if you care to read it throughly..i don't care because i don't really like story of betrayals, liars..and furthermore it is a ghost story..and the characters are hearing voices and seeing things..it makes me feel stressed because currently, in my life, i'm currently in psychiatric posting, so i'm listening to patients that are hearing voices and seeing things too..haha..like that is not enough and i have to go and read this kin ...more
Tania Easton
A gripping story of long-ago love.
Louise Morris
May 26, 2016 Louise Morris rated it it was amazing
Quite a good Gothic tale!
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Apr 21, 2010 Nrool rated it really liked it
mysteriously unexpected story and ending...
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May 19, 2016 Julie rated it really liked it
An Australian ghost story. I just revisited this book after a break of 17 years and loved it more this time than last. A very enjoyable read.
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Kaye Bennett was born on 17 November 1957 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. She spent much of her childhood in New South Wales. She reads a great deal, and although she will read anything - mystery, thrillers and horror - romance is her favorite. She has had a varied career that has included working in the Department of Justice in Brisbane and working as a clerk with the Commonwealth government. To ...more
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