Published by Samuel French Ltd
6 Male 9 Female
A tour guide is taking a group of visitors around a 12th-century manor and brings them to a mysterious room with no windows or doors, an oubliette, from the French for "to forget"
Unknown to the present-day tourists, they are accompanied in the room by Anne who lived in the manor 500 years previously as a servant girl to its lord, James Darlow
She is soon joined by a group of other servants who have been stealing from their master, and by Susan Makem, an eccentric loner rumoured to be a witch
As the story unfolds the reason for the "oubliette" becomes clear ...
Anne Marston, Cath, Alison, Meg Warren, Jane, Liz, Rebecca, Mary Morton, Susan Makem, servant girls
Simon, a servant boy. James Darlow, the lord of the manor. Richard Darlow, his brother. Pastor Arnold. Dr Allenby. Mason
Guides 1-4. Visitors 1-3