For 'Downton Abbey' fans! Scandal, romance and intrigue in a grand old English country house: Swallowcliffe Hall, home to the aristocratic Vye family and the staff who look after them. When Polly Perkins starts work at the Hall, she finds it hard to learn the manners and etiquette expected of her. Life at Swallowcliffe is a whirl of shooting parties, picnics and balls, and an army of servants is required to look after the guests. Housemaids are meant to be seen and not heard, and nobody notices the quiet young girl who makes their beds and lights their fires. But Polly is sharp-eyed and quick-witted, and gradually she uncovers a tragic secret lurking in the shadows of the Hall's elegant rooms - a secret that will end up breaking her heart. When a beautiful young American heiress arrives to stay at Swallowcliffe, Polly must decide whether the time has come to reveal what she knows.
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Jennie Walters is the author of Standing in the Shadows.Review:
'I first read this book about 2 years ago when I was researching Victorian servants and it has remained one of my favourite books ever since... I really can't fault Swallowcliffe Hall/House of Secrets' - Stephanie, goodreads.com
'The period detail is amazing, utterly authentic and yet never overwhelming. The style and tone of the writing is cozy, intimate and engaging, rather like settling in for a long tea and chat with a friend.' Kathleen Cecala, New Jersey, Amazon.com (review of Kindle edition, 'Polly's Story')
'I found myself competely caught up in the world the author has created, engaged in the setting and captivated by the characters ... A lovely story that provides the reader with a visit to a time and place she doesn't wish to leave.' Kate, Hermitage, TN, Amazon.com (review of Kindle edition)
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Ltd, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. new title edition. 224 pages. 7.50x5.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0689875266
Book Description Simon & Schuster UK, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0689875266
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Book Description Simon & Schuster UK. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0689875266 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1202249