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by Allingham,Merryn

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TitleThe Secret of Summerhayes
Author / Responsible partyAllingham,Merryn
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction. Families -- Fiction. Sussex (England) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction. Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


A war-torn summer. A house fallen into ruin. A family broken apart by scandal... Summer 1944: Bombed out by the blitz, Bethany Merston takes up a post as companion to elderly Alice Summer, last remaining inhabitant of the dilapidated and crumbling Summerhayes estate. Now a shadow of its former glory; most of the rooms have been shut up, the garden is overgrown and the whole place feels as unwelcoming as the family themselves. Struggling with the realities of war, Alice is plagued by anonymous letters and haunting visions of her old household. At first, Beth tries to convince her it's all in her mind but soon starts to unravel the mysteries surrounding the aristocratic family's past.

Additional Information

System control numberE16074
Original Print PublisherLondon : HQ, 2017
Series statementSequel to The Buttonmaker's Daughter
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Sequel to The Buttonmaker's Daughter
Narrator NameLara J. West
Participant or performer noteLara J. West