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The Ghost of Thomas KempeJames and his family have moved to an old cottage - full of strange draughts, mysterious bumps and bangs and unusual incidents. It turns out that they have a poltergeist, and a particularly opinionated and grumpy one at that. James tries to resist being bossed around by him, but realises he has to try and get rid of him for his own safety and his neighbours. Fortunately he meets Bert, a builder with a sideline in exorcism.
by Penelope Lively
Score: 8.5
Published: 1973
Read: June 16th 2020

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John said

Great story, fondly remembered from my youth of course, but I loved reading it to Molly, and she loved it too. Won the Carnegie medal in 1973.

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