The Clockmaker's Daughter Setting

Kate Morton
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Birchwood Manor

Birchwood Manor is the setting around which this novel revolves. It is said to be built on land blessed by a Fairy Queen after the people who lived there helped to save the queen’s children. The house was built with two secret compartments, known then as priest holes, to protect Catholic priests who were being persecuted by the rulers of the time. Lucy discovers through research that six men were saved by the priest holes in Birchwood Manor. One of those priest holes, however, claimed the life of Birdie after Lucy locked her into the hole in order to protect her from Martin.

Edward was drawn to the house and eventually purchased it after he became scared one night in the woods. He ran to the house, which was unlocked, and stayed safe there that night. This house served as a home for Juliet and her...

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