Henrietta’s house is the perfect place for a game of hide-and- go-seek, filled with staircases, nooks and crannies and wardrobes.
Thomasine’s dad says that he barely knows how many rooms are in that place. Henrietta was once a celebrated actress, but now she’s
lying up in the attic, waiting to die, and the entire family has come to stay in the house to wake over her. Thomasine is eleven years old
and at first she enjoys spending time with all of her cousins in the big old house.
Then, unexpected things start to happen. Why is there a room where all the mirrors of the house are kept? Who is the little girl they meet in the room; is she really from another time? And what does it mean that everyone who has been inside the mirror room changes?
Thomasine has spent months living in her great-great-aunt’s dusty, dark house with her father, and her aunt, uncle and cousins.
While her father’s siblings bicker about how much the house must be worth, her distant, elderly aunt is upstairs, dying, and her father has disappeared inside himself, still mourning the death of Thomasine’s little brother. But one day, her youngest cousin makes a discovery: a wardrobe, filled with all the mirrors missing from the big house. And through the mirrors, a different world – one in which you can find not what you most wish for, but perhaps what you most need …