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Castles in the Air

(2004)
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Castles in the Air is a beautifully written, autobiographical story of rescuing an ancient mansion. Gwydir Castle was inhabited by ravers and rats until Judy Corbett and her husband Peter Welford found and acquired this 500-year-old house mouldering in the foothills of Snowdonia. Despite the toads, strange smells and squatters, they decided to mortgage themselves to the hilt to bring the castle back to life.

This is an evocatively written and genuinely moving book and is infused with an extraordinary sense of place. The couple's adventures in a gothic wonderland lead them through plots both supernatural and historical. In a museum storeroom in a Bronx warehouse they find a missing room, in the castle's Solar Tower the ghost of a young woman appears and from the far edges of the woods a silent man called Sven emerges to befriend the couple and their beloved castle.

    

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Hardback Editions

March 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Castles in the Air
Author(s): Judy Corbett
ISBN: 1-84395-754-X / 978-1-84395-754-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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March 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Castles In The Air: The Restoration Adventures of Two Young Optimists and a Crumbling Old Mansion
Author(s): Judy Corbett
ISBN: 0-09-189178-7 / 978-0-09-189178-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ebury Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Castles In The Air: The Restoration Adventures of Two Young Optimists and a Crumbling Old Mansion
Author(s): Judy Corbett
ISBN: 0-09-189731-9 / 978-0-09-189731-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ebury Press
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Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Castles in the Air
Author(s): Judy Corbett
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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May 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Castles in the Air
Author(s): Judy Corbett
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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May 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Castles in the Air
Author(s): Judy Corbett
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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April 2005 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Castles in the Air
Author(s): Judy Corbett
ISBN: 0-7531-2154-9 / 978-0-7531-2154-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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