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A reason to read...

A spellbinding story of obsession, the lure of fame, and the power of illusion.

The Unforgetting - Rose Black

Her fate was decided. Her death was foretold. Her past is about to be unforgotten...1851.

When Lily Bell is sold by her father to a 'Professor of Ghosts' to settle a bad debt, she dreams of finding fame on the London stage. But Erasmus Salt wants Lilly not as an actress, but as his very own ghost - the heart of his elaborate illusion for those desperate for a glimpse of the spirit world . .

Obsessed with perfection, Erasmus goes to extreme lengths to ensure his illusion is realistic. When Lily comes across her own obituary in the paper, and then her headstones in the cemetery, she realises that she is trapped, her own parents think she is dead, and that her fate is soon to become even darker.



Meet the author - Rose Black

Rose Black has written stories all her life. An award-winning freelance writer, she's covered health, overseas development and education. Married, with two children, she lives partly in London and at other times by the sea. In her spare time, she enjoys wild swimming and growing food and flowers on her allotment.

Her long-standing fascination with the Victorians and 19th century England underlies this novel. On reading about an invention by illusionist John Henry Pepper, whereby the image of a ghost could, by means of light and mirrors, be thrown onto a stage, she began to wonder about the fate of the woman who played that ghost: hidden away from life, appearing only when the limelights blazed… The Unforgetting is the result of those imaginings.