The Diary of Miss Idilia, Hardback

The Diary of Miss Idilia Hardback

Edited by Genevieve Hill



A tragic tale of young love lost...One summer's day in 1851, a seventeen-year-old Scottish girl, on holiday with her family in the German Rhineland, sets off with her sketchbook, and disappears - never to be seen again.

Eleven years later, a ruined turret near to the inn where Idilia and her parents had been staying is dismantled by local builders.

Among the rubble, they come across the bones of a young girl and then, when the coping of the tower wall is removed, a small, gilt-edged diary, wedged into a gap in the mortar.

Its tattered pages finally unravel the mystery of Idilia's disappearance - the story of an illicit love affair which, through a cruel twist of fate, had ended in tragedy.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Short Books Ltd
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  • Category: Diaries, letters & journals
  • ISBN: 9781906021818



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