The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna Van Praag


While out for a walk, lovelorn Alba Ashby finds herself drawn inside a house be a beautiful older woman. She’s invited to stay — but only if she turns around her failed career and life in 99 nights. When she accepts, Alba escapes into a magical world that includes the ghosts of the home’s past residents — among them Dorothy Parker, Virginia Woolf and Daphne du Maurier — and a mysterious locked tower. She also meets four unforgettable women who help her overcome her seemingly insurmountable problems.

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