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  • Location: Yorkshire Moors

The Vanishing

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1815: A house with character is a house with secrets…

  • ISBN: 978-1471151606
  • Genre: Fiction, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

When runaway Annaleigh first meets the Twentymans, their offer of employment and lodgings seems a blessing. Only later does she discover the truth. But by then she is already in the middle of a web of darkness and intrigue, where murder seems the only possible means of escape…

Annaleigh, an Orphan, travels to White Windows, a house of secrets, to start work as a housekeeper with the mysterious Twentymans. The house is creepy and isolated and it’s not long before she finds out that the last housekeeper disappeared without a trace. The atmosphere of the house becomes darker and stranger still and even the other servants seem to be warning her to be careful.

but White Windows is her home now, she can’t go back. The house, it seems will shape her future.

Travel Guide

1814 The Yorkshire Moors

The blue hills across the valley were softened by an approaching veil of rain, the outline softening and dissolving as we spoke. I have never seen weather approaching from  distance before and the sight on any normal day would have entranced me . But it was a sight to be watched from behind window, with a log on the fire and plenty more in the store.

In London with its crowded streets, dense with voices colour and smells, I had been raised to think of the people as the threat; but here the vanquisher was the landscape itself.

White Windows

A house built of grey stone, the same shade as the laden rainclouds at out back. The only relief its white shutter. It seemed ancient ancient despite its symmetrical, long windows, the portico which had been added at some point in the last fifth years, its measurements somehow wrong, and ragging.

It seemed to crouch in the rugged landscape , as though cowering from the rain”

Streetview Maps

A) Yorkshire Moors
D) Yorkshire Moors - "White Windows"

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Vanishing

Author/Guide: Sophia Tobin   Destination: Yorkshire Moors  Departure Time: 1814

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