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Book Title: The Revenge of Samuel Stokes|
The author of the book: Penelope Lively
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Edition: Puffin Books
Date of issue: 1983
ISBN 13: 9780140315042
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Charstock is a brand new housing estate built on the site of a destroyed stately home. odd things begin to happen, Tim notices the smell of roasting dinner coming from the washing machine, Mr harvey next door finds box hedge coming up where there should be runner beans, another neighbour is outraged to find a Greek temple where they had put up a greenhouse. Tim and his friend Jane realise that Charstock is being haunted by the ghost of Samuel Stokes, the landscape gardener who designed the gardens of the old stately home, and who is determined to restore charstock to its former glory. But can anyone stop Stokes? This is a very funny and original ghost story, and Stokes is a wonderfully memorable character.
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Read information about the authorPenelope Lively is the author of many prize-winning novels and short-story collections for both adults and children. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize: once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark. She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger.
Her other books include Going Back; Judgement Day; Next to Nature, Art; Perfect Happiness; Passing On; City of the Mind; Cleopatra’s Sister; Heat Wave; Beyond the Blue Mountains, a collection of short stories; Oleander, Jacaranda, a memoir of her childhood days in Egypt; Spiderweb; her autobiographical work, A House Unlocked; The Photograph; Making It Up; Consequences; Family Album, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Novel Award, and How It All Began.
She is a popular writer for children and has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award. She was appointed CBE in the 2001 New Year’s Honours List, and DBE in 2012.
Penelope Lively lives in London. She was married to Jack Lively, who died in 1998.
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