This book is a compedium of different things, it is funny, it is a bit sad, it has a dark side and a fluffy light side, it is a love story and a ghost story, it is the past and the present. It is a bit saucy but as Julian Clary wrote it what can one expect,in fact I was supprised it wasn't a bit more outrageous. The house is the star where everything happens, it has a personality of its own. Julian Clary appears in the book as himself and he is very good at sending himself up. I really loved it and found it a book I didn't want to put down.