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A Spectre in the Stones

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Lloyd Lewis is moving to yet another children's home, but this one is different. It seems to be cast in an unremitting, sunless winter. The staff and children are surly and aggressive, and he soon discovers why: Sarson Hall is gripped in a curse. There are poltergeists creating constant disruptions and, in the cellar, a terrifying ghost. Lloyd's survival has always depende ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published June 1st 2013 by Thames River Press (first published May 1st 2013)
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The term, children's home, inspires a certain amount of anxiety. Add to that the words 'cursed' and 'haunted' and the prospect becomes downright depressing and thoroughly scary. These are the circumstances in which Afro-Caribbean boy, Lloyd Lewis, finds himself when he is moved to Sarson Hall.

The tone of this book, especially in the beginning, is dark and mysterious. Lloyd Lewis, the main character, is a jaded, sarcastic thirteen-year-old who seems to be always on the defensive. Sarson Hall, wi
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John Kitchen was born and grew up in Cornwall.

After graduating from London University with one of the first Bachelor of Education degrees, he went back to Cornwall to teach, but after four years he moved ‘up-country’. The main part of his teaching career after that was spent ion Oxfordshire, where he still lives.

He left teaching in 2001 to devote himself to writing for young people. His first book