A captivating family drama about sisters and long-held secrets spanning from the 1930s to the present day, perfect for fans of Downton Abbey.
1936, C halfont Hall, Dorset.
As the dressmaker puts the last pins in her dress, thirteen-year-old Kit is wondering why she has to go through the charade of seeing her sister Lily presented at C ourt. With her waves of auburn hair and her piercing green eyes, Kit knows that her sister's place on the
social scene is guaranteed regardless of her dress, and as the door to a life of parties and eligible young men opens for Lily, Kit must make do with tiptoeing around the gallery of C halfont, eavesdropping on the conversations of the grown-ups.
But the arrival of a German visitor one evening soon sets in motion a chain of events that none of the family could have anticipated. Years later, the aftershock of events will be felt by a new generation . . .
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Exciting from start to finish. It's well-written, engaging and fast-paced, with a plot you'll be gripped by ... I couldn't put it down. Daily Mail on An Absolute
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