For the first time in Russian! Bestselling New York Times and Sunday Times. Kate Morton’s books are translated into 34 languages and published in 42 countries. Slums of Victorian London are not the right place for a young person who has lost her parents. However, the life of a street thief seemed destined for her by fate to change dramatically after a meeting with artist Richard Radcliffe. Lilly Millington - as she calls herself - becomes his model and muse. Together with a company of friends, lovers find themselves in an old mansion on the banks of the Thames, where the summer of 1862 is blithely spent, until their idyllic existence collapses overnight as a result of a catastrophe that caused the death of one woman and the disappearance of another ... More than a hundred and fifty years will pass, before an old album with sketches of the artist and a portrait of an unknown is found by chance, and finally, the light of truth will be shed on events of the past buried in the dips of time. 544 p.