The Ghost of Gosswater

Book cover for 'The Ghost of Gosswater'
Genre Children's


Oct 2020
  • UK Chicken House

1899. The Earl of Gosswater has died, and twelve-year-old Lady Agatha has been cast out of her ancestral home - the only home she has ever known - by her cruel cousin, Clarence. In a tiny tumbledown cottage, she struggles to adjust to her new life and the stranger who claims to be her real father.

And on the shores of Gosswater Lake, the spirit of another young girl will not rest. Could the ghost of Gosswater hold the key to Aggie's true identity?

Praise for The Ghost of Gosswater:

‘Creepy, funny, moving, empowering, infused with the beauty of the Lakes and with a star performance from Susan the goose, like all Strange’s books this stayed with me with long after I had finished it’ - Natasha Farrant

'Told in deft and luminous language, The Ghost of Gosswater is storytelling at its very best.’ - Kiran Millwood Hargrave

'One of those eerie, shimmering, unputdownable books … Loved my trip to the fells and mists of the midwinter landscape of the lakes' - Hilary McKay

‘For eight-plus, spectral charm, stolen inheritance and recalcitrant geese all feature in The Ghost of Gosswater … In her third novel, Strange is at her assured, brilliant best.’ - Guardian

'A classic gothic novel for beginners with affectionate nods to Jane Eyre and Rebecca ... spooky, addictive tale of friendship and family.’ - Times