Discussion Question #7
Like the book whose secrets are hinted at by its cover, houses reveal much about their owners. This is especially true in The Thirteenth Tale, where houses are virtual reflections of their inhabitants. Margaret’s room above her father’s bookshop, Angelfield, and Miss Winter’s Yorkshire home all reveal much about the people who live in them, as does Aurelius’s cozy cottage. What did you think about the meaning of houses and other structures in The Thirteenth Tale? What do the characters’ surroundings say about them and their role in the novel?