SECRETS. SCANDAL. SHAME.'Thoughtful and dark' The Times Magazine'Captivating' Woman & Home'Beautifully written' HELLO!***Strictly Come Dancing contestant 2018******The No. 1 eBook bestseller!***Christmas morning, 1969.All eleven-year-old Esme Munroe wants for Christmas is for her mother to be on one of her 'good' days - and, secretly, for a velvet riding hat. So when she finds an assortment of wet towels and dirty plates in her stocking, she's just relieved Father Christmas remembered to stop at The Lodge this year.But later that day Esme's mother disappears in the heavy snow. Even more mysteriously, only the Earl of Culcairn seems to know where she might have gone. Torn between protecting her mother and uncovering the secrets tumbling out of Culcairn Castle's ornate closets, Esme realises that life will never be the same again after the snow..Susannah Constantine provides a rare glimpse into the secret lives of the scandalous upper classes. Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and The Crown.Praise for After the Snow:'Thoughtful and dark' The Times Magazine'Captivating' Woman & Home'Beautifully written ..with a dramatic, thrilling conclusion. Perfect for quiet January nights in' HELLO!'A modern-day Nancy Mitford' Sir Elton John'Fans of Downton Abbey will love this' Davina McCall'A tenderly absorbing tale, shades of Dodie Smith' YOU Magazine'This touching, atmospheric story .. has echoes of I Capture The Castle about it' Scottish Daily MailWhat readers are saying about After the Snow:'Beautifully written''I didn't want the story to end''Loved it!''Read it over the Christmas holidays. Perfect''I adored this wonderful story''Cleverly written''Wonderfully nostalgic''Insightful, exciting and poignant''Perfect with a glass of wine and a roaring log fire'