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A Place of Secrets - A Novel

Rachel Hore

A runaway bestseller in Britain with over 100,000 copies sold, a riveting historical mystery in the tradition of Kate Morton In Rachel Hore's A Place of Secrets, auction house appraiser Jude leaves London for her dream job at Starbrough Hall, an estate in the countryside, examining and pricing the manuscripts and instruments of an eighteenth-century astronomer. She is welcomed by Chantal Wickham and Jude feels close to the old woman at once: they have both lost their husbands. Hard times have forced the Wickham family to sell the astronomer's work, their land and with it, the timeworn tower that lies nearby. The tower was built as an observatory for astronomer Anthony Wickham and his daughter Esther, and it served as the setting for their most incredible discoveries. Though Jude is far away from her life in London, her arrival at Starbrough Hall brings a host of childhood memories. She meets Euan, a famed writer and naturalist who lives in the gamekeeper's cottage at the foot of the tower, where Jude's grandfather once lived. And a nightmare begins to haunt her six-year-old niece, the same nightmare Jude herself had years ago. Is it possible that the dreams are passed down from one generation to the next? What secrets does the tower hold? And will Jude unearth them before it's too late?

A runaway bestseller in Britain with over 100,000 copies sold, a riveting historical mystery in the tradition of Kate Morton In Rachel Hore's A Place of Secrets, auction house appraiser Jude leaves London for her dream job at Starbrough Hall, an estate in the countryside, examining and pricing the manuscripts and instruments of an eighteenth-century astronomer. She is welcomed by Chantal Wickham and Jude feels close to the old woman at once: they have both lost their husbands. Hard times have forced the Wickham family to sell the astronomer's work, their land and with it, the timeworn tower that lies nearby. The tower was built as an observatory for astronomer Anthony Wickham and his daughter Esther, and it served as the setting for their most incredible discoveries. Though Jude is far away from her life in London, her arrival at Starbrough Hall brings a host of childhood memories. She meets Euan, a famed writer and naturalist who lives in the gamekeeper's cottage at the foot of the tower, where Jude's grandfather once lived. And a nightmare begins to haunt her six-year-old niece, the same nightmare Jude herself had years ago. Is it possible that the dreams are passed down from one generation to the next? What secrets does the tower hold? And will Jude unearth them before it's too late?
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Genres:

Romance

Description:

A runaway bestseller in Britain with over 100,000 copies sold, a riveting historical mystery in the tradition of Kate Morton In Rachel Hore's A Place of Secrets, auction house appraiser Jude leaves London for her dream job at Starbrough Hall, an estate in the countryside, examining and pricing the manuscripts and instruments of an eighteenth-century astronomer. She is welcomed by Chantal Wickham and Jude feels close to the old woman at once: they have both lost their husbands. Hard times have forced the Wickham family to sell the astronomer's work, their land and with it, the timeworn tower that lies nearby. The tower was built as an observatory for astronomer Anthony Wickham and his daughter Esther, and it served as the setting for their most incredible discoveries. Though Jude is far away from her life in London, her arrival at Starbrough Hall brings a host of childhood memories. She meets Euan, a famed writer and naturalist who lives in the gamekeeper's cottage at the foot of the tower, where Jude's grandfather once lived. And a nightmare begins to haunt her six-year-old niece, the same nightmare Jude herself had years ago. Is it possible that the dreams are passed down from one generation to the next? What secrets does the tower hold? And will Jude unearth them before it's too late?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jilly Bond

Length:

14h 1m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:25


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

27:14


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

11:28


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

13:16


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

42:47


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

13:41


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

26:36


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

23:54


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

20:07


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

10:38


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

06:17


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

19:03


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

04:57


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

34:43


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

14:44


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

11:00


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

19:44


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

32:34


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

13:02


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

32:31


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

16:39


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

23:30


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

14:59


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

27:46


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

23:37


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

15:29


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

40:40


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

28:30


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

20:58


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

10:37


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

14:50


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

25:18


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

19:32


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

22:28


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

53:13


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

04:46


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

12:41


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

06:56


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

11:51


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

36:30


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

29:39