As a child Jude suffered a recurrent nightmare; now her six-year-old niece is having the same dream. A successful auctioneer, Jude is asked to value a collection items belonging to Anthony Wickham, a lonely 18th century astronomer, and she leaps at the chance to escape to the untamed beauty of Norfolk. With the help of Euan, a local naturalist, Jude begins to untangle Wickham's tragic story, but she discovers threatening links to the present.
©2010 Rachel Hore (P)2010 WF Howes Ltd
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"A Labyrinth of Intrige"
I certainly would. It was not only a great story but also it's awoken an interest in stargazing!
I have never read a book similar to compare.
She was excellent. She made the characters come to life.
This book and all the other Rachel Hore books I have read are all written to a very high standard with great stories.
"gripping and exciting"
captivating and exciting mystery
Tess Gerristen - the bone garden. The twists and turns unfolding in similar ways without being too obvious and each new secret told, leads to more questions.
Not yet but intend to
all of it
Jilly Bond brought the cleverness of the book to life, she made each individual character believeable and distinctive, you could hear the expressions on her face as she narrated.
First time I read this author and really enjoyed the story. It was quite intriging, well written and well narrated. I found it difficult to put down and will certainly look for other books by Rachel Hore. Can highly recommend!
"Worth getting into"
I found this really hard to get into at first-it chopped and changed settings which at times could be hard to follow if not fully concentrating. I also found it dragged on until I got to know the characters well. But once I did it was gripping and well worth sticking with. A lovely ending. The narrator's Norfolk accent put on for Gran was gearing at times, but generally well narrated.
"Switching between times - keep up, keep up!"
I’m sorry to say that this book ended “happily ever after”, rather than being rather more open-ended. I certainly learned a lot of facts about early astronomy and how things changed when a new planet was discovered. There was also a big theme of stars (small, gold, real) throughout the whole book. Beautifully narrated, with careful pronunciation throughout. A gentle and relatively easy read, but don’t lose concentration when the gypsy child appears, and perhaps she is a factor in the past which may be reorganising people’s dreams.
"Sadly too drawn out with irritating characters and narration"
I was sadly disappointed by this book which I started with much enthusiasm.
The story could have been a third shorter and Jude and her family had an irritatingly over inflated sense of their own charm and importance when out staying their welcome at Starborough Hall.
The narration was good although the voices of the children and Jude really began to grate.
Sadly didn't enjoy it and didn't care whether the mystery was solved or what happened to the characters.
"A good read"
An amazing complex thoroughly enjoyable story. It twists and turns and keeps you hanging on your seats right till the end. The characters leap out at yo believable and well writing. I want to hear it again.
"Great story beautifully crafted."
Really enjoyed this book Lovely storyline with a magical twist. Great writer and beautifully read. I loved every minute of it.
"Enjoyed very much"
This is the 1st of Rachel Hores books that I've read (in this case heard) and I will definitely look for others, an intriguing story that I thoroughly enjoyed
Lots of things going on, keeps you interested
No one person
I have listened to Jennie Bond before, but her Norfolk accent on the grandmother sounded more devon/cornish to me
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