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  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Historians
  • Series Number:3
  • Pages:144
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098399085

The Historians

Seance at Snowshill Manor

by Patricia Mason

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Jay Trent is an historian with a special gift called retrocognition. He has been given a funding grant to investigate various old houses for non material presences. At Snowshill Manor he will see several scenes from the past which he will then share with his father Max, also an historian, for verification of the known facts.
Architect, artist and collector extraordinaire, Charles Paget Wade was a man in love with the past. In 1919 he found the ideal canvas and muse for his eclectic interests at Snowshill Manor, a neglected and dilapidated old manor house in the English Cotswolds. He devoted the rest of his life to restoring the house and bringing it to life by displaying a multitude of material items he had collected since a small child. But the house also had a non-material side which he enjoyed exposing through his passion for theatrics and disguise. Using extensive historical research, the author has woven a story that combines known facts with a fictional narrative to reveal the paranormal history of Snowshill Manor. The story follows the progress of supernatural sleuths Esme, Jay and Max, characters introduced in the first book in the series, Adventure at Chastleton House.
About the author
Born in London, England, Patricia is the author of several books, plays and essays featuring history and the environment. Published books include a children's story called Return of the Osprey, a mystical novel about earth changes in the 21st century called Cassandra and Indian Tales of the Northwest, a collection of authentic oral legends translated and published for B.C. elementary schools. Performed works include Water Under The Bridge, The Passions of Emily Carr and The Authentic Woman, a trilogy of plays about famed Canadian artist Emily Carr. A journalism graduate from Vancouver's Langara College, Patricia's working career spans many decades as a writer/editor. A visit to the Cotswolds inspired three books under the banner heading of The Historians, written as a tribute to the UK National Trust. Patricia lives in North Vancouver amid forests, rivers, mountains and the sea.
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