Between World wars One and two, England taxed the British country houses at such a rate that many were abandoned. Some were taken over by the army as hospitals for the wounded troops. After WW2, Staff was too hard to find to continue the farms. and there were many real farms caught up in this, this is a fictional story of such a one.
After the bookshop and house granny owned were burnt down, James and Percy visited the house and farm the Haskell’s had previously owned. They brought back a family photo album from the house and Granny discovered she was part of that family.
While the others were away on a holiday, she went to visit a second cousin she remembered from her youth to find out more about It. She wanted to know what her heritage was. To be mentioned in the same breath of the Haskell murdering family made her shiver, but she wanted to know more of the history and why they were like that, and why she never knew how it happened.
By the time her family arrived back, she had discovered so much, she did not know if she wanted to find out any more, but she had yet to tell her grand- daughter and the others the story of the house, and of the later Haskell’s, and that she was related to them, that was the hardest part.