A classic gothic ghost story set in postwar Britain, when the class system is crumbling in earnest, and the established, wealthy families are struggling to keep their homes and lifestyles intact. The financial woes of the landed gentry family, the Ayres, who owned Hundreds Hall reminded me very much of the modern woes of the peered gentry who actually own the mansion used in the filming of Downton Abbey. The Little Stranger is a well-written, very spooky story. If you're looking for...
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