The Greatcoat

by Helen Dunmore | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0099564939 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Anne-Elliott of Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on 10/20/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by Anne-Elliott from Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 20, 2012
Book Description:

It is the winter of 1952, and Isabel Carey is struggling to adjust to the realities of married life in Yorkshire.

Isolated and lonely, she is also intensely cold. And her husband - a doctor - is rarely home.

And then one night she discovers an old RAF greatcoat in the back of a cupboard. She puts it on her bed for warmth - and is startled by a knock at her window.

Outside is a young man. A pilot. And he wants to come in ....

Journal Entry 2 by Anne-Elliott at Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 20, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (10/22/2012 UTC) at Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom

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Surprise Hallowe'en RABCK to another BCer! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Oh WOW!!!!! Thank you so much for this fanatstic parcel that arrived this morning -which is literally packed full of goodies! This book looks right up my street, thanks too for the spooky bookmark AND bookclips, the spooky treats (yum) the little bag of chocolate horrors (am I brave enough to dip my hand in - oh yes!!)the petrifying pumpkin tealights & the pumpkin kitten - so cute :o) Even the box itself is a spooky delight.

Anne-Elliott you've made my Halloween x



PS: who knew eyeballs could taste so very good :o)

Journal Entry 4 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 04, 2012
I finished this book a few days ago & it's been one of those books that my thoughts have kept going back to. It's a very atmospheric ghost story & one that I found quite haunting (guess it would be lol!!). The cover says "The most elegant flesh creeper since "The Woman in Black" & for me it was by far the spookier tale. Maybe it will also be filmed although I think it would make a wonderful theatre production :o)

I do have one gripe...well, not a gripe exactly but one aspect of the story I just can't get to sit right & it's bugging me! However,I want to move this book on to a good BC friend who has it on her wishlist (& I want it there before Christmas) so I'll share these thoughts later & then there's no spoilers in this JE!

Thanks so much Anne-Elliott, I really enjoyed this.

Journal Entry 5 by wingPlum-crazywing at By post, Surprise Rabck -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (12/5/2012 UTC) at By post, Surprise Rabck -- Controlled Releases

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A wishlist book for Christmas

Released as part of the "D FOR DECEMBER" Challenge (#18)&
the "WHAT'S IN A NAME" Challenge (#17) (Rea)

Journal Entry 6 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Happy Christmas!
I'm a Great Big Helen Dunmore fan so added this to my Wish List as soon as I heard she'd written it. Sounds wonderful - and being set in Yorkshire is a Very Welcome Bonus!
I love the cover art, a real wintry scene, although the one I can see through my window this morning is wet rather than snowy!
What a great present to find under my Christmas tree! Thank you very much indeed, plum-crazy!

Journal Entry 7 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 27, 2012
This gripping tale centres on Isabel, newly married to GP Phil, and living in a downstairs flat near an abandoned airfield, Kirby Minster in my beloved Yorkshire, God's Own County.
After she finds a greatcoat in a cupboard and puts it on her bed for warmth, she's visited by Alec, an RAF bomber pilot, who obviously feels quite at home in the flat, and she starts to remember another woman's memories as, for a while, she's living in two worlds, the present and the past coinciding into one ....
In her detailed Afterword, which I enjoyed quite as much as the story, the author refers to it as a novella, which might explain why I read it one lazy afternoon, not putting it down from start to finish!
Thank you again, plum-crazy!
Happy New Year!

Journal Entry 8 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, December 29, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (12/29/2012 UTC) at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Carrying New Year Greetings across the Channel :-)

Journal Entry 9 by bluenoser at Eymet, Aquitaine France on Friday, January 04, 2013
A New Year gift from Nu-Knees - thank you so much. I've enjoyed several books by this author and am very pleased to have another one to read.
I love the very orange Hallowe'en BC label, just right for a ghost story.

Journal Entry 10 by bluenoser at Eymet, Aquitaine France on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The spooky side to this story is the fact that Isobel could not only see and hear her ghost, she could also feel and smell him. It's a short book, that I felt could have been filled out a bit more with the other characters 'then and now'. I loved the inconclusive ending, that left me pondering the possibilities for Isobel, Philip and little Michael!

Thanks for this Nu-Knees.

Journal Entry 11 by bluenoser at Eymet, Aquitaine France on Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (3/5/2013 UTC) at Eymet, Aquitaine France

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Our Scottish book-loving friend, Ros, is in Eymet for a couple of weeks. I handed 4 books over to her over a cup of coffee this morning. This is one of the four. She nearly bought this in the airport last week.

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