15th September '16
My son was lucky enough to receive this as a giveaway, and it was lovely to receive a copy that had been signed by the author.
We tried to read this together a couple of times but did not get very far with it - it did not interest my son. So - I have read this to myself. It was hard to get into at first, but once the story got going it was quite gripping (and has not taken me long to read). There are several themes /intrigues that run through the book, and it is not until later on that they are slowly drawn together. The story focuses on a girl as she turns eleven, and is set in the 193os. Her best friend has just moved to Australia. She meets the lady of the manor, and what follows is how their friendship develops and the sloe unraveling of the mystery of the village stately home.