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The Somnambulist

At the age of seventeen, Phoebe Turner bravely steps into Wilton’s Music Hall to see her Aunt Cissy perform, risking the ire of her mother—a devout member of the Hallelujah Army advocating for the closure of all bars and theaters. During her clandestine visit, she encounters the mysterious Nathaniel Samuels, a man who introduces profound changes into the lives of the three women.

Later, Phoebe receives an offer to become a companion to his secluded wife. With few alternatives available to her, she leaves her East End home for the haunting solitude of a spacious Herefordshire house surrounded by forests—a residence whispering tales of spectral presences and harboring the deepest of secrets, some intertwining with Phoebe’s own history.

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