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The Animals at Lockwood Manor

The Animals at Lockwood Manor

Why a Booktrail?

1939: Gothic manor receives a collection of stuffed animals for safe keeping….

  • ISBN: B07XP622B2
  • Genre: Ghost/supernatural, Gothic, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history museum’s collection of mammals. Once she and her exhibits arrive at Lockwood Manor, however, where they are to stay for the duration of the war, Hetty soon realizes that she’s taken on more than she’d bargained for.

Protecting her charges from the irascible Lord Lockwood and resentful servants is work enough, but when some of the animals go missing, and worse, Hetty begins to suspect someone – or something – is stalking her through the darkened corridors of the house.

As the disasters mount, Hetty finds herself falling under the spell of Lucy, Lord Lockwood’s beautiful but clearly haunted daughter. But why is Lucy so traumatized? Does she know something she’s not telling? And is there any truth to local rumours of ghosts and curses?

Travel Guide

BookTrail a visit to England’s Lockwood Manor

During the war, it was common to move valuables and museum collections out of the city ,as well as people of course. This is a fictional story but one which tells of the way an entire collection of stuffed animals from the Natural History Museum in London is brought to a manor home for protection. The house in the novel is fictional but what a place! Gothic, spooky and endless corridors….nooks…crannies……

Hetty is the female museum director. Her hosts who live at Lockwood Manor are a widowed man, his daughter and their staff. She’s responsible for their care so when one goes missing, when one is moved, when another is destroyed…..she must find out who and why it’s happening. But there are few people in the house. The statues seem to move in the dead of night. And what are those strange noises?

Stuffed animals can be spooky and sinister at the best of times so imagine when they are put all together in a manor house!?

Booktrailer Review

Gothically delicious. REcommended!

Read TheBookTrail’s Bookreview of The Animals at Lockwood Manor on the blog here

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Animals at Lockwood Manor

Destination: London, England Author/Guide: Jane Healey   Departure Time:  1939

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