The Winding Stair Author:Jane Aiken Hodge To Juana Brett the summons from her grandmother in Portugal appeared to be only an invitation to revisit the beloved scenes of her childhood. She did not know that the familiar castle on the lonely cliffs of Cabo Roca had become the secret meeting place of spies and terrorists. Nor that she herself was to be caught up in a fantastic web of intri... more »gue that had wound itself around her family.
From the moment Juana learned about the winding stair that led to the hiddden rooms beneath the castle, she became part of the nightmare conspiracy that threatened everyone she loved.
But it was Juana herself who became the unexpected target of the madmen who dared not trust her with the secret of the winding stair.« less
I read this book over 30 years ago for the first time and I enjoyed it every bit as much this time. It give you a glimpse of politics, romance, mystery, joy and sorrow. Will probably read it again in my lifetime.