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  • Location: London (Peckham)

The House on Rye Lane

The House on Rye Lane

Why a Booktrail?

1843, 1994, 2008:  They thought they’d found their dream home. They were wrong.

  • ISBN: 978-0008567156
  • Genre: Familiy drama, Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

2008. The house Maxine and Seb have just bought was a bargain – a huge Georgian townhouse on the edge of Peckham Rye, it needs a lot of work but Max couldn’t resist it. Now they are in, though, nothing seems to be going right – and as the problems mount up, Max starts to doubt her relationship as well as her decision. Is Seb all he seems to be? And why are the neighbours so evasive about the house’s previous owner?

1994. Cookie and his parents have been forced by his dad’s gambling debts to move into the attic room of a big old house, as lodgers. Tensions run high between them and their elderly landlady, and there’s something odd about the place that Cookie can’t quite put his finger on…

1843. Horatio built this house for his beloved wife, who then died in mysterious circumstances. After a second death on the premises, both his servants and the locals are starting to talk. Horatio’s grief is tinged with shame and guilt. What is he hiding? And will the house ever be free of his legacy?

Travel Guide

Peckham London

Perhaps best known for being the home of Del Boy and Rodney in the classic British comedy Only Fools and Horses, this novel really looks into the area, particularly a pub that has quite the history!

There is a real colour to the novel as we learn about the area, the history and its people. This is an area of change and diversity and it’s fascinating to read about an area not normally covered in London set novels.

Peckham is just as much a character as the people in the novel.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The House on Rye Lane

Destination: London  (Peckham)  Author/guide: Susan Allott   Departure Time: 1843, 1994, 2008

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