‘The Ghost and Mrs Muir’ by R.A. Dick

The Ghost and Mrs Muir by R.A.Dick

Many years ago, whilst off sick from school, I watched a 1947 black and white film starring Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney called ‘The Ghost and Mrs Muir’ and absolutely fell in love with it. 

Many years later, I found out that a book had inspired the movie, so I ordered a copy. The story is about a widow who moves to Gull Cottage despite people warning her away because they claim it is haunted. This begins a special and complex relationship with the ghost of a sea Captain, Daniel Gregg. It is at heart romantic, but also witty and funny and beautiful. It explores love can develop without boundaries, both in this life and beyond.

I thoroughly recommend both the book and the film – absolute vintage classics.