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  • ISBN 0385143869
  • ISBN13 978-0385143868
  • Language English
  • Author Norah Lofts
  • Publisher Doubleday; 1st ed. in the U.S.A edition (March 1, 1979)
  • Pages 281
  • Formats mbr doc lit rtf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1446 kb
  • Size Fb2 1761 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 428

The new owners of Gad's Hall, falling victim to the same persistent spirit that haunted generations of Thorleys, are forced to find some way to exorcise the malevolent presence

However, the murders still show characteristic Norah Lofts elements.

It follows the daughters and their unhappy marriages and young George, who seems to lack the responsibility or desire to run the farm. However, the murders still show characteristic Norah Lofts elements. Most of her historical novels fall into two general categories: biographical novels about queens, among them Anne Boleyn, Isabella of Castile, and Catherine of Aragon; and novels set in East Anglia centered around the fictitious town of Baildon (patterned largely on Bury St. Edmunds).

In the first book Lofts is. as usual, very aware of the dark side of life; the mundane strands of the plot involve a. . as usual, very aware of the dark side of life; the mundane strands of the plot involve a significant amount of tragedy and human folly with ruinous consequences. But there's more of a balance there between these aspects and more upbeat ones.

Gad's Hall and the haunting of Gad's Hall. For Jill and Bob Spender and their three children, the charming Tudor farmhouse had seemed a godsend, an incredible bargain, almost a gift from its owner-a kindly man who merely wanted someone to protect the family homestead, to make Gad’s Hall come alive again. And it did. But a door had been opened into the past.

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No one at Gad's Hall could admit what they knew about the room in the attic. The locked room that held the Thorley family's most shameful secret. Download books offline, listen to several books continuously, choose stories for your kids, or try out a book that you didn't thought you would like to listen to. The best book experience you'd ever had.

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I had purchased this book many years ago as a teenager, my sister and I both loved this book and took turns reading and re-reading it. I lost the book, and decided to look to see if it was available on Amazon. It was! I purchased two books, one for my sister and one for me. They were in super condition. Truly a great buy!!
I read this book when it was first published some years ago; lent it to a friend and it never came back so bought this copy and am very glad I did, Due to the nature of the plot (set in 2 to 3 generations), it can be reread many times,The copy I bought here is in great condition, Thanks!
This is definitely a good read if you are into gothic novels, but it was interesting to see how little the main characters meant as time went by and the new generations moved in. Mama, Deborah, Diana, Caroline, the husbands. That's how life is. It's all so important when we are young, and then it comes to, this is all it is. It's all it ever really was. We are just bit players on this earth. Even the most recent George Thorley wasn't important. He had to let Gad's Hall go because he hadn't the money and had no children for it anyway. (We know this right from the beginning.)
I first read this when I was 20, and now I am 49 and I still re-read it every year. As with most Norah Lofts stories, there are multiple layers of place and charachter. This is a story under a story so to speak- Gad's Hall is purchased by a couple in dire straits with three children who are desperate for a new place to live, and Gad's suits their needs perfectly-or so it seems. Gad's was owned by the same family for many, many years until the recent past, when the present owner finds he must give it up.
Once established, the principle charachter Jill finds herself experiencing strange feelings about parts of her new property, particularly the empty locked room upstairs. No one knows why the room is empty and locked. Finally, her young daughter leaves Gad's because she simply cannot live there-she is terrified by something she cannot explain.
Which leads us to the haunting of Gad's-a new story set about 100 years earlier on the same property. The Thorley family is still residing at Gad's as they have generation upon generation. Isabel Thorley is raising her 4 daughters and 1 son by herself after the untimely demise of her husband. Isabel is a unique person for the age, running Gad's farms and herds by herself and her life is difficult. Her 4 daughters are all unique in their own way, and each grows up to have a very different life than the one expected. Because one daughter dabbles with the occult, life is irrevocably changed at Gad's, even though few of the inhabitants really know what has happened. This secret is carried up to modern day when finally the pervasive evil has been detected.
Miss Loft's personalities are so well defined, and the aura of the inhabitants of Gad are so resounding one is sorry when the story finishes. So much attention to detail is furnished and yet the story is so compact. Sorry to see it end.
i purchased this book at a secondhand bookstore just by cover alone. it intrigued me. as i started reading time passed and chores didn't get done. this book is an enjoyable mystery about a woman who fights for her family's fear in the house. not going to tell the story in 15 to 20 paragraphs as some readers do and spoil the reading of the story. this is one of the good old books that you tell people about without loaning it out for fear of not getting it back. no sex, no swear words, no cussing, fighting, killing just to sell the book. just a darn good read to take along anywhere. just don't leave it in the doc's office for you will not get it back. not a harlaquin trashy book.
the story: an invalid husband and wife move to this old tudor house with their three children. events happen to bring fearful feelings to them. the wife finds out about a previous woman who lived in the tudor house and her tragic events over a century ago. the tention builds as she finds out clues to ease and solve the tragic event to bring peace to the house.
"Gad's Hall" by Norah Lofts is a very enjoyable read. The book is in two parts, the first a wife with young children begins to fear her new house has something evil lurking within. We then go back in time over a century before, to see how evil came to exist in the house. All in all, very enjoyable. The first part is good with slightly sinister things happening in the house that are all too easy to dismiss. The book is not over the top, like so many "haunted" stories presented today. The second part of the book is just as good, with a widow worrying about the future and what will happen to her children, how they will manage. A very good read, and highly recommended.
Norah Lofts GAD'S HALL and THE HAUNTING OF GAD'S HALL is an early paranormal written before the term was applied to a genre of stories.
The two stories are companions and should be read in order of appearance. A family moves into an old country home that has been kept in pristine condition, but there is something in the attic that is not of this world.
Two woman from different centuries fight and struggle to keep their families together and secure. Their customs and cultures are different, but their purpose is the same.
Great reading for the midnight hours.
Nash Black, author of SINS OF THE FATHERS.