This is a Gothick romance of incest, passion, bigamy, mystery and murder. "Seven for a secret never to be told" is part of the magpie rhyme and the solution to the mystery contained in this book.
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'Seven for a secret, never to be told…'
When Frederica Hammond comes to live with her Aunt Sophie in Wiltshire, she quickly becomes fascinated by the mysterious House of the Seven Magpies. Through her acquaintance with the strange sisters, Flora and Lucy Lane, who live there, and through her friendships with Rachel of the forbidding Bell House, with Tamarisk St Aubyn and Tamarisk’s brother, Crispin, she is drawn into a web of evil and intrigue that leads eventually to murder.
Her hopes of happiness threatened, Frederica flees to the remote Casker’s Island. But she becomes determined to find the answer to the riddle that is darkening her life. Only Crispin can help her, and only he can tell her the secret buried at the House of the Seven Magpies…
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Born Eleanor Alice Burford, Victoria Holt was one of Britain's most prolific writers of historical romance. Always determined to keep her birth date and private life a closely guarded secret Holt wrote under many pseudonyms - Jean Plaidy was one of her most popular, and was created when she lived near Plaidy Beach in Cornwall. Having written over ninety historical romances, she then began a new series of Gothic romances, the first of which, Mistress of Mellyn, appeared in 1961.
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