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by Walpole, Hugh.

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TitleThe old ladies
Author / Responsible partyWalpole, Hugh.
GenreSuspense stories.
TopicsSuspense stories.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


“Quite a number of years ago there was an old rickety building on the rock above Seatown in Polchester, and it was one of a number in an old grass-grown square known as Pontippy Square. In this house at one time or another lived three old ladies,… It was a windy, creaky, rain-bitten dwelling-place for three old ladies….” (excerpt from the book) During the mid 1920s Walpole produced two of his best-known novels in the macabre vein that he drew on from time to time, exploring the fascination of fear and cruelty. The Old Ladies (1924) is a study of a timid elderly spinster exploited and eventually frightened to death by a predatory widow.

Additional Information

System control numberS14848
Original Print PublisherNew York : Grosset & Dunlap, 1924.
NarratorDavid Wales.
Narrator NameDavid Wales.
Participant or performer noteDavid Wales.
Narrators GenderMale narrator