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For Harriet Delvaney, the great house of Menfreya, standing like a fortress on the Cornish coast, had always been a citadel of happiness and high spirits. Not until she herself came to Menfreya as a bride did Harriet discover the secret family legend of infidelity, jealousy and murder. And not until the legend seemed to come dangerously to life did Harriet begin to believe the old story that when the tower clock of Menfreya stopped, someone was about to die . . .

The first Victoria Holt novel I read when I was 11 yrs old. It made me want to be an egyptologist. I majored in journalism instead, but I still dream of someday seeing Egypt.

from The Snug

#eyecandy: floor-to-ceiling book storage

This is the room in my house (mind) where I would spend all of my spare time... IF ONLY

from avidbookreader

Revisiting Victoria Holt, Queen of Gothic Romance

The House of a Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt

The Secret Woman - with what looks initially like a rabbit by her feet


The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf (Paperback)

Woolf continually used stories and sketches to experiment with narrative models…

This woman (Victoria Holt) had so many pseudonyms.