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
- Publication Date: 01/09/2003
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780099455936