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A Place of Secrets (Paperback)
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A Place of Secrets (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 02/09/2010
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOKCLUB PICK

The night before it all begins, Jude has the dream again . . .

Can dreams be passed down through families? As a child Jude suffered a recurrent nightmare: running through a dark forest, crying for her mother. Now her six-year-old niece, Summer, is having the same dream, and Jude is frightened for her.

A successful auctioneer, Jude is struggling to come to terms with the death of her husband. When she's asked to value a collection of scientific instruments and manuscripts belonging to Anthony Wickham, a lonely 18th century astronomer, she leaps at the chance to escape London for the untamed beauty of Norfolk, where she grew up.

As Jude untangles Wickham's tragic story, she discovers threatening links to the present. What have Summer's nightmares to do with Starbrough folly, the eerie crumbling tower in the forest from which Wickham and his adopted daughter Esther once viewed the night sky? With the help of Euan, a local naturalist, Jude searches for answers in the wild, haunting splendour of the Norfolk woods.

Dare she leave behind the sadness in her own life, and learn to love again?

Praise for Rachel Hore's novels:


`A tour de force. Rachel's Paris is rich, romantic, exotic and mysterious' JUDY FINNIGAN
`An elegiac tale of wartime love and secrets' Telegraph
`A richly emotional story, suspenseful and romantic, but unflinching in its portrayal of the dreadful reality and legacy of war' Book of the Week, Sunday Mirror
'Pitched perfectly for a holiday read' Guardian
'Engrossing, pleasantly surprising and throughly readable' SANTA MONTEFIORE
'A beautifully written and magical novel about life, love and family' CATHY KELLY

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781847391421
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

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“Lovely read”

This was a Richard and Judy 2010 book club recommendation and it was a lovely read. Great characters....you will enjoy it.

Paperback edition
2nd February 2011
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“Frustrating.”

Very clever, entrancing story with character's you will immediately feel a fondness for, but it sometimes felt Hore was trying too hard to use intricate language and long description. when all she needed was to... More

Paperback edition
22nd February 2011
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“Very rich, Norfolk”

It’s all too often Norfolk gets a poor press. Seen as remote from the smoke, all too rustic but on the wrong side of the Thames, and with a curious populace who want to remove themselves from the world the county’s... More

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12th November 2010
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