Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton

Megan doesn’t speak. She hasn’t spoken in months.

Pushing away the people she cares about is just a small price to pay. Because there are things locked inside Megan’s head - things that are screaming to be heard - that she cannot, must not, let out.

Then Jasmine starts at school: bubbly, beautiful, talkative Jasmine. And for reasons Megan can’t quite understand, life starts to look a bit brighter.

Megan would love to speak again, and it seems like Jasmine might be the answer. But if she finds her voice, will she lose everything else?

Genres: contemporary, romance

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The Triangular Lodge, from Rushton and its Owners, 1896.  Three Latin texts, each 33 letters long, run around the building on each facade. The quotations are:

 Aperiatur terra & germinet Salvatorem: “Let the earth open and … bring forth salvation”

Quis separabit nos a charitate Christi: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?" 

Consideravi opera tua, Domine, et expavi: "I have contemplated thy works, O Lord, and was afraid”


Sir Thomas Tresham (English, 1534-1605)

Northamptonshire, England, circa 1600

Sir Thomas Tresham was imprisoned for fifteen years for his Catholic faith. During this time, his belief in the concept of a Holy Trinity grew stronger. Upon release, he designed the Rushton Triangular Lodge on his estate. It is 33 feet long, and has 3 floors and 3 windows on each side. Three Latin texts of 33 letters each are inscribed along the outside walls.

Tresham also designed Lyveden New Bield (bottom), a “secret house” that was never finished.