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The Somnambulist | [Essie Fox]

The Somnambulist

Some secrets are better left buried.... When 17-year-old Phoebe Turner visits Wilton's Music Hall to watch her Aunt Cissy performing on stage, she risks the wrath of her mother Maud who marches with the Hallelujah Army, campaigning for all London theatres to close. there, Phoebe is drawn to a stranger, the enigmatic Nathaniel Samuels, who heralds dramatic changes in the lives of all three women. When offered the position of companion to Nathaniel's reclusive wife, Phoebe leaves her life in London's East End for Dinwood Court a house that may well be haunted....
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Some secrets are better left buried.... When 17-year-old Phoebe Turner visits Wilton's Music Hall to watch her Aunt Cissy performing on stage, she risks the wrath of her mother, Maud, who marches with the Hallelujah Army, campaigning for all London theatres to close. While there, Phoebe is drawn to a stranger, the enigmatic Nathaniel Samuels, who heralds dramatic changes in the lives of all three women. When offered the position of companion to Nathaniel's reclusive wife, Phoebe leaves her life in London's East End for Dinwood Court in Herefordshire - a house that may well be haunted and which holds the darkest of truths...

©2011 Essie Fox (P)2012 Oakhill Publishing

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  • Sarah
    GLASGOW, United Kingdom
    2/22/12
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    "Nobody tells the truth"

    Phoebe has been brought up by a bible thumping mother and a carefree theatrical aunt. When her aunt dies, Phoebe is sent to be a companion to a rich man's wife in the country. Everyone comments on Phoebe's similarity to her aunt and to the man's deceased daughter. The butler appears to spend more time with the wife than her husband and the theatrical family know more about the husband than they are letting on. Poor Phoebe has to decipher who is telling the truth and where it leaves her.

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