The Shell House, Paperback


The Shell House is a beautifully written and sensitive portrayal of love, sexuality and spirituality over two generations.

Greg's casual interest in the history of a ruined mansion becomes more personal as he slowly discovers the tragic events that overwhelmed its last inhabitants.

Set against a background of the modern day and the First World War, Greg's contemporary beliefs become intertwined with those of Edmund, a foot soldier whose confusion about his sexuality and identity mirrors Greg's own feelings of insecurity.

This is a complex and thought-provoking book, written with elegance and subtlety.

It will change the way you think.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780099455936



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