Author(s): Susannah Constantine
`A modern day Nancy Mitford.' Sir Elton John
`Fans of Downton Abbey will love this.' Davina McCall
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Christmas morning, 1969.
All eleven-year-old Esme Munroe wants for Christmas is for her mother to be on one of her `good' days - and, secretly, for a velvet riding hat. So when she finds an assortment of wet towels and dirty plates in her stocking, she's just relieved Father Christmas remembered to stop at The Lodge this year.
But later that day Esme's mother disappears in the heavy snow. Even more mysteriously, only the Earl of Culcairn seems to know where she might have gone. Torn between protecting her mother and uncovering the secrets tumbling out of Culcairn Castle's ornate closets, Esme realises that life will never be the same again after the snow...
Susannah Constantine provides a rare glimpse into the secret lives of the scandalous upper classes. Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and The Crown
`A tenderly absorbing tale, shades of Dodie Smith' YOU MAGAZINE `Thoughtful and dark' THE TIMES MAGAZINE `A modern day Nancy Mitford.' SIR ELTON JOHN `Fans of Downton Abbey will love this.' DAVINA McCALL `Brimming with secrets, scandal, shame - and snow.' THE SUN `This touching, atmospheric story...has echoes of I Capture The Castle about it.' THE SCOTTISH DAILY MAIL `Captivating' WOMAN & HOME
Susannah Constantine is an English fashion journalist, advisor, television presenter, author and designer. She hosted the BBC 2 programme What Not to Wear from 2001 to 2005 and went on to co-host Trinny & Susannah Undress and Undress the Nation, as well as frequently appearing as a makeover stylist on The Oprah Winfrey show. In 2015, Susannah flew to Australia to compete in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.