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Notes From the House Spirits

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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Published September 29th 2013 by BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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From BBC Radio 4 - BBC National Short Story Award 2013:
Hattie Morahan reads the next story up for this prestigious award, a chronicle of the happenings and lives of the neglectful inhabitants of a particular house.

Written by Lucy Wood
Abridged by Miranda Davies
Produced by Elizabeth Allard
Ami
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I actually listened to Hattie Morahan read this short story. It was beautiful to both listen to her voice and think of a house as spirited as opposed to haunted. I have listened to many times, I could nearly recite the story aloud myself.
Anatoly
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The short story "Notes from the House Spirits" by Lucy Wood was written in a unique style. While I was reading I had a feeling that the words were flying around. This effect was achieved by using simple sentences, repetition, describing the very recognizable things like dust or sound like the creak of floors.

The storyteller here is the House Spirits, the narrator uses the pronoun "we" (in plural). The narration stretched in time for the period of the time of exiting the house. The reader sees h
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Wood composes a peculiar tale of a house which perceives its inhabitants and their small gestures, abrupt movements, changes, turns. It recollects with a skilful tone full of personality, things it liked and disliked about the different people who resided within its walls. It is curious, genius and moving to accompany the reminiscences of the one who is left behind. Its complains about the unchanged rug, its complains about the new rug. The crumbs on the bed looked upon with a frown, the sweetne ...more
Sian Devine
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
*read for my short fiction course* Again, another interesting twist on the ghost story genre. It was a very quick read and felt very impressionistic in form, which I haven't experienced in a while. Makes me want to write a clever twist on a ghost story now, which is good.
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Lucy Wood has a Master's degree in Creative Writing from Exeter University. She grew up in Cornwall. Diving Belles is her first work.