It is the winter of 1893, and all over London the first of the snow is falling. It is falling as Esther Tull climbs onto a ledge above Half Moon Street, as she steadies herself and closes her eyes. It is falling as Gideon Bliss seeks shelter in a Soho church. Lying before the altar he finds Angie Tatton. She is at death's door, and barely able to speak. What little she does say is mysterious and troubling, and he wakes in the morning to find her gone. The snow is falling, too, as Octavia Hillingdon arrives at a gala ball in honour of the philanthropist Lord Strythe.
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It is no small matter, after all, to create something - to make it so only by setting down the words. We forget the magnitude, sometimes, of that miracle. Mr. Crowe was once the toast of the finest salons. A man of learning and means, he travelled the world, enthralling all who met him. Now Mr. Crowe devotes himself to earthly pleasures. He has retreated to his sprawling country estate, where he lives with Clara, his mysterious young ward, and Eustace, his faithful manservant.
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