The author based this book on her 15 years experience as a Senior Textile Conservation Display Specialist at the V&A.
Kit’s father is away AGAIN, and although she’s supposed to be staying with her brother and sister, Kit steals away to visit her grandfather at Moonstone Manor. The costume museum once filled with extravagant wonders, is now an aging house with creaking floorboards and damp walls. The decadent fashion designs seem dull and lifeless. The fabrics worn and dusty. But there is still magic within Moonstone’s walls, and Kit will soon discover that the old costumes hold their own secret splendour . . . because on the stroke of midnight, the costumes come to life. And they’ve got a lot to say.
The illustrator’s website: https://www.trishakrauss.com