A House Without Mirrors
Publisher: Pushkin Children’s Books
Eleven-year-old Thomasine lives in a large, old house with her relatives and her dying great-aunt Henrietta. She is left alone with her cousins to keep her company, but everyone in the house is struggling with something - self-confidence, timidity, bereavement and depression - and it puts a strain on the family dynamic.
During a game of hide-and-seek, the children discover a wardrobe where all the mirrors in the house have been hidden. They step inside and are transported to another time in what is a mirror image of the same house. It is in this world that they meet Hetty - and each discover something that they need back in their own world.
This is a beautifully written book about a family trying to overcome difficulties. The illustrations by Moa Schulman add depth to this poignant and (at times) creepy story.