Swallowcliffe Hall 1914: Grace's Story

'Downton Abbey' from the servants' perspective! It's 1914, and war is about to change the lives of the Vye family and their servants at Swallowcliffe Hall. The young men are going off to fight, while wounded soldiers arrive at the Hall to convalesce. Polly Perkins' daughter Grace, a reluctant kitchenmaid, may escape from the servants' hall, but can she ever find love beyond her social class? More

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About Jennie Walters

After studying English Literature at Bristol University, I worked in publishing before deciding to write stories of my own. I've had about twenty-five books published for children and teens, including the popular 'Party Girls' series. I was inspired to write the 'Swallowcliffe Hall' trilogy partly by visits to beautiful old English country houses and partly by a silver housekeeper's chatelaine I found when clearing out my late father-in-law's flat. And who knows, maybe also by the clifftop boarding school I attended as a teenager, converted from a Victorian mansion with a sweeeping marble staircase and glass cases full of stuffed birds.

Now I live in London with my husband, two cats and a dog, and occasional visits from our grown-up sons. I'm currently writing another title in the 'Swallowcliffe Hall' series: 'Eugenie's Story', in which the Vyes' elder daughter embarks on the all-important task of finding a suitable husband.

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