Title: Tyringham Park
Author: Rosemary McLoughlin
- Paperback:400 pages
- Publisher:Poolbeg Press Ltd (25 April 2012)
- Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.2 x 3.4 cm
When two-year-old Victoria Blackshaw goes missing from her home, the country estate Tyringham Park, it is obvious to her eight-year-old sister Charlotte that her mother, Edwina, and nanny both wish that Charlotte had been the one to disappear rather than her pretty little sister. Edwina believes that Victoria was abducted by a servant leaving Tyringham Park to emigrate to Australia, while everyone else assumes the child was drowned in the flooded river near where her baby carriage was left unattended by her mother. Charlotte endures a desolate childhood, persecuted by her nanny and unjustly blamed for a riding accident suffered by her mother, who makes certain that if she can never ride again then neither will the talented Charlotte. After growing up in the shadow of the mysterious disappearance of her sister and her mother’s jealousy, Charlotte finally finds love and happiness within her grasp, only to see them in danger of being taken away by the explosive revelation of what happened to her little sister. Tyringham Park is set in Cork, Dublin and Australia between 1916 and 1941.