I want to hear something, please,
she asked the god of haunted houses.
Please let me hear something tonight.
The house answered her simple request with the sound of many people laughing
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The mysterious discovery of an old nightdress, entombed within the wall of a dilapidated country house in Hampshire, opens up a fascinating new world for Anne Kindersley. Through a doorway from her bedroom, she discovers the house in a more glorious age; 100 hundred years earlier, to the day. There, she befriends Lydia, the daughter of the house and is introduced to the old ways of life, whilst introducing the beautiful and innocent Edwardian girl to the language, attitudes and confectionary of Anne's modern world.
Their unusual and secret friendship may prove short-lived however, for Lydia and her family are soon to journey to New York. They are to travel on the ship that is the talk of the age. They have their berth booked on the Titanic.
Anne realises she must stop the family from traveling. In doing so, she changes forever the destiny of the house and so too her own history, with profound and terrible consequences for her family...