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The Garden of Lost and Found

The Garden of Lost and Found

Why a Booktrail?

1919: Something shattered the corner of paradise at Nightingale House. But what?

  • ISBN: 978-1472261922
  • Genre: Fiction, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

Nightingale House, 1919. Liddy Horner discovers her husband, the world-famous artist Sir Edward Horner, burning his best-known painting The Garden of Lost and Found days before his sudden death.

Nightingale House was the Horner family’s beloved home – a gem of design created to inspire happiness – and it was here Ned painted TheGarden of Lost and Found, capturing his children on a perfect day, playing in the rambling Eden he and Liddy made for them.

One magical moment. Before it all came tumbling down…

When Ned and Liddy’s great-granddaughter Juliet is sent the key to Nightingale House, she opens the door onto a forgotten world. The house holds its mysteries close but she is in search of answers. For who would choose to destroy what they love most? Whether Ned’s masterpiece – or, in Juliet’s case, her own children’s happiness.

Something shattered this corner of paradise. But what?

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail style to Nightingale House

Sadly the house isn’t real but there are a few houses close to London which could have inspired it! Ightham Mote for one, is ornate with lovely gardens…

The house in the novel is full of secrets and ghosts…

London and the art world

Liddy is  the wife of a great Victorian painter and Juliet an art historian, specialising in late Victorian and Edwardian paintings. Ith’s through their eyes that we discover the world of paintings and art .

It’s a fascinating world taking in such sights as the Tate Modern and plenty of discussions about colour and landscape which increase as the scenes of the stunning Nightingale House are painted on the canvas….and a large and rich vivid picture emerges.

Hampstead Heath features in the novel and most of the London ‘scenes’ are set in and around this iconic London ‘garden’

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Garden of Lost and Found

Destination:London  Author/guide: Harriet Evans Departure Time: 1919, 2000s

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