For study or revision, these guides are the perfect accompaniment to the set text, providing invaluable background and exam advice.
Margaret Mulheran taught English for 34 years and was a Head of English for 20 years. Margaret left teaching in July 2009 to concentrate on writing and consultancy.
I have always loved reading, yet struggled with The Woman in
Black as I found it sluggish and overly descriptive of what I
thought to irrevelant material. However, I then read the book
through again at home using this guide and found I understood it
perfectly. This was due to all the seperate sections the guide
contained, as it has:- A chapter by chapter walk through of the
novel, including tips on improving your grade and key
- A section on each character individually and why they are important to the novel
- A section on plot and structure and how Susan Hill uses it to make the novella spooky
- A section on themeAs well as this, the guide includes a section at the back to study just before the exam, including key words and how to tackle the question. I found this part especially helpful and hope to have pushed my As to A*s. If I do, it is all down to this book.