The classic ghost story from Penelope Lively, one of the modern greats of British fiction for adults and children alike.When James’ family moves to a ancient cottage in Oxfordshire (with grounds that are great for excavations and trees that are perfect for climbing), it doesn’t take long for odd things to stard happening. Doors crash open and strange signs appear, written in an archaic hand. James soon discovers the culprit: a ghost! It’s the spirit of Thomas Kempe, a 17th century apothecary who wants James to be his apprentice. The problem? No one else believes in ghosts. It’s up to James to get rid of him… An iconic ghost story for children, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe is adored by generations of readers.