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1605 is a time of danger and persecution for English Catholics.Seventeen-year-old Mary Wilshaw and her older brother Rob both come to work at Lyde Hall in the West Midlands – a house where Catholic priests are often hidden from the authorities. Mary, employed by the lady of the house as an embroiderer, falls in love with young David Hawley, the lady’s secretary. But nothing at Lyde Hall is what it seems. Who is David? And what dangerous secrets is Rob hiding? Soon Mary herself is in danger as she tries to protect those she loves.

For readers of 12 and over.

Published by SilverWood Books: September 2018.
ISBN: 978-1-78132-807-1 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-78132-808-8 (ebook)



1764: Mary Ann’s greatest wish is to become an opera singer, and she loves her boarding school in Chelsea, where she has singing lessons and sees the famous Mozart children perform. But in a sudden twist of fate, Mary Ann is told she must leave school. Distraught, she makes a desperate plan…

Usborne are reissuing their series of six Historical House books – two each by Linda Newbery, Adele Geras and myself – under a new series title, 6 CHELSEA WALK, and with new individual book titles and covers. They will be released at intervals this year and next.

Please note: these are not new stories! They are the original stories with new covers and new titles designed to appeal to today’s girls.

Published by Usborne in June 2018.
Paperback. ISBN: 978-1-4749-5495-2


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