By Susannah Constantine
A modern-day Nancy Mitford, Susannah Constantine offers a unprecedented glimpse into the key lives of the scandalous higher classes.
Christmas morning, 1969.
All eleven-year-old Esme Munroe desires for Christmas is for her mom to be on one in every of her ‘good’ days – and, secretly, for a velvet using hat. So whilst she reveals an collection of rainy towels and soiled plates in her stocking, she’s simply relieved Father Christmas remembered to prevent on the hotel this year.
But later that day Esme’s mom disappears within the heavy snow. much more mysteriously, simply the Earl of Culcairn turns out to grasp the place she may need long past. Torn among retaining her mom and uncovering the secrets and techniques tumbling out of Culcairn Castle’s ornate closets, Esme realises that existence isn't an identical back after the snow…
Perfect for fanatics of Downton Abbey and The Crown
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After the Snow by Susannah Constantine