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Dear Reader, the man I love is trying to kill me... A mesmerising tale of buried secrets and dark obsession with shades of Daphne du Maurier, The Birdcage Library will hold you in its spell until the final page. 'A delicious page-turning mystery within a mystery' LIZ HYDER 'A twisty treasure hunt of a novel... Utterly beguiling' LIZZIE POOK 'It glistens with a hint of the danger that lurks within' CHARLOTTE PHILBY 'Dark, claustrophobic and clever storytelling' JANE SHEMILT _ 1932. Emily Blackwood, adventuress and plant hunter, travels north for a curious new commission. A gentleman has written to request she catalogue his vast collection of taxidermied creatures before sale. On arrival, Emily finds a ruined castle, its owner haunted by a woman who vanished five decades before. And when she discovers the ripped pages of a diary, crammed into the walls, she realises dark secrets lie here, waiting to entrap her too... 'A twisty, atmospheric tale full of dark secrets and hidden clues. Compulsive' KATE HAMER 'Gothic, gorgeous and atmospheric; an immersive page-turner to be swept up in' ELLERY LLOYD 'Irresistible. Perfect for lovers of lush and creepy tales, this is gothic historical fiction at its best' ANIKA SCOTT Real readers are gripped: 'The treasure map aspect and the remote windswept castle setting made for an excellent read ' READER REVIEW 'I loved the twists in the book and the storyline was so cleverly written ' READER REVIEW 'A beautifully written work of historical fiction with a treasure hunt at its centre. I was gripped from the start by the gothic atmosphere and the twists and revelations were intelligently crafted ' READER REVIEW 'Gripping...I thought the mystery was clever.. intelligently written and I thoroughly enjoyed the jewels of scientific discoveries scattered throughout the story ' READER REVIEW _ Acclaim for The Dictator's Wife, a BBC 2 Between the Covers selection: 'A remarkable new talent' ANTHONY HOROWITZ 'A gripping, intelligent thriller' EMMA STONEX 'Compelling, atmospheric... It's BRILLIANT' MARIAN KEYES 'Gripping and moving' HARLAN COBEN 'Excellent' HARRIET TYCE 'Richly imagined' THE TIMES 'Sumptuously written. One of the most compelling literary debuts of the year' GLAMOUR

The Library by Freya Berry

SKU: 9781472276353
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