COMP CLOSED ‘The Silk House’ by Kayte Nunn

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Weaving. Healing. Haunting

In this week’s giveaway, we’re offering up three copies of The Silk House – the spellbinding story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret by bestselling author of The Botanist’s Daughter, Kayte Nunn.

The novel first follows Australian History teacher Thea Rust, who arrives at an exclusive boarding school in the present-day British countryside only to find that she is to look after the first intake of girls in its 150-year history. She is to stay with them in Silk House, a building with a long and troubled past.

We also travel to the late 1700s, where Rowan Caswell leaves her village to work in the home of an English silk merchant. She is thrust into a new and dangerous world where her talent for herbs and healing soon attracts attention.

And then to London, where Mary-Louise Stephenson lives amid the clatter of the weaving trade and dreams of becoming a silk designer, a job that is the domain of men. A length of fabric she weaves with a pattern of deadly flowers will have far-reaching consequences for all who dwell in the silk house.

Intoxicating, haunting and inspired by the author's background, The Silk House is an exceptional gothic mystery.

For your chance to win this time-hopping, haunting novel, simply describe the feeling of silk in 10 words or fewer, without using the word ‘silk’ in any way! Our favourite three answers will WIN a copy of the book!

Entries close midday Monday 20 July 2020, Sydney/Melbourne time.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.

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