Baker & Taylor Edie Burchill visits Milderhurst Castle where her mother stayed during World War II, discovering the three elderly sisters of the castle still alive but haunted by the secrets of their past life with their father, a famous children's author.
Edie Burchill y su madre nunca han estado lo que se dice unidas. Pero un domingo por la tarde llega a su casa una carta, perdida hace tiempo, con el remite de Milderhurst Castle, en Kent (Inglaterra), y Edie empieza a pensar que la frialdad de su madre oculta un antiguo secreto. Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la madre de Edie fue evacuada de Londres y acogida por la misteriosa Juniper Blythe en Milderhurst Castle, donde vivía con sus hermanas gemelas y su padre, Raymond, autor del clásico infantil La verdadera historia del Hombre de Barro. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother’s emotional distance masks an old secret. Evacuated from London as a thirteen year old girl, Edie’s mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Milderhusrt Castle with the Blythe family: Juniper, her twin sisters and their father, Raymond, author of the 1918 children’s classic The True History of the Mud Man. Fifty years later, as Edie chases the answers to her mother’s riddle, she, too, is drawn to Milderhurst Castle and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiancé in 1941 plunged her into madness. Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother’s past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst Castle, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in the distant hours has been waiting a long time for someone to find it.