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The Silk House

Kayte Nunn

2 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction

Weaving. Healing. Haunting. The spellbinding story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret by the bestselling author of THE BOTANIST'S DAUGHTER

Weaving. Healing. Haunting. The spellbinding story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret...

Australian history teacher Thea Rust arrives at an exclusive boarding school in the British countryside only to find that she is to look after the first intake of girls in its 150-year history. She is to stay with them in Silk House, a building with a long and troubled past.

In the late 1700s, Rowan Caswell leaves her village to work in the home of an English silk merchant. She is thrust into a new and dangerous world where her talent for herbs and healing soon attracts attention.

In London, Mary-Louise Stephenson
lives amid the clatter of the weaving trade and dreams of becoming a silk designer, a job that is the domain of men. A length of fabric she weaves with a pattern of deadly flowers will have far-reaching consequences for all who dwell in the silk house.

Intoxicating, haunting and inspired by the author's background, THE SILK HOUSE is an exceptional gothic mystery.

'The stories of three fascinating women weave seamlessly together in this atmospheric book set against the sumptuous backdrop of the eighteenth-century silk trade. The titular Silk House is at once eerie and evocative as it leaves its mark on its inhabitants - and as its influence transcends time to create a mystery that is so compelling I found myself racing towards the final pages. Utterly spellbinding' NATASHA LESTER

'An elegantly woven ghost story that both chills and delights... Set in an old house that is a character in itself, this evocative tale of mystery and secrets continued to haunt me long after I turned the last page' JOANNA NELL

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Praise for The Silk House

  • Two incredibly likeable, headstrong heroines ... watching them flourish is captivating. Compelling storytelling. - The Australian Women's Weekly on The Botanist's Daughter

  • A sensitive, atmospheric and often heartbreaking story told with real mastery. - WHO Weekly on The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant

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Kayte Nunn

Kayte Nunn is a former book and magazine editor, and the author of four previous novels, including the international bestselling The Botanist's Daughter and The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant. The Silk House is loosely based on a house that still stands, in the town in England where she grew up. Kayte now lives in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. You can find Kayte at kaytenunn.com

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