The ghost of thomas kempe book read 97 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers when james and his family move to an ancient cottage in o. The ghost of thomas kempe penelope lively on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a funny story of the supernatural which won the 1973 carnegie medal when the harrisons move to an old cottage in oxfordshire and are beset by small domestic disasters. The ghost of thomas kempe is a low fantasy novel for children by penelope lively first published by heinemann in 1973 with illustrations by anthony maitlandset in present day oxfordshire it features a boy and his modern family who are new in their english village and seem beset by a poltergeistsoon the boy makes acquaintance with the eponymous thomas kempe ghost of a 17th century . About penelope lively penelope lively is an author with a shelf full of awards for her book a stitch in time she scooped the whitbread award the ghost of thomas kempe earned her the carnegie medal in 1973 and she has been shortlisted for the booker prize several times for her adult novels. The ghost of thomas kempe may not be my new favourite ghost story nor my favourite carnegie medal winner but it was a very satisfying read like i said it doesnt even try to be scary but the slightly spooky and very autumn y atmosphere still makes it perfect for this time of year
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