Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 480 pages
Audiobook Length: 14 hours and 46 minutes
First Published: 2022
Two children trapped in the same attic, almost a century apart, bound by a secret.
1907: Twelve-year-old Celestine spends most of his time locked in an attic room of a large house by the sea. Taken from his homeland and treated as an unpaid servant, he dreams of his family in Africa even if, as the years pass, he struggles to remember his mother’s face, and sometimes his real name . . .
Decades later, Lowra, a young orphan girl born into wealth and privilege, will find herself banished to the same attic. Lying under the floorboards of the room is an old porcelain doll, an unusual beaded claw necklace and, most curiously, a sentence etched on the wall behind an old cupboard, written in an unidentifiable language. Artefacts that will offer her a strange kind of comfort, and lead her to believe that she was not the first child to be imprisoned there . . .
About Lola Jaye
Lola Jaye is a registered psychotherapist and the author whose works include The Attic Child, Being Lara, and By the Time You Read This. Jaye was born and raised in London and has lived in Nigeria and the United States.
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