Corneila Street Englhart is a lonely person, growning up in NYC. Her mother is a famous pianist, known all over the world. Any play-date that Cornelia has is always about the parent getting to know her mother. 15 minutes is a record time for Cornelia. One day a new neighbor moves into the other apartment in Cornelia's house. Ms. Somerset has been all over the world and each room in her house is done up like one of the places she has been. There are rooms for India, Morocco, England, and many others. And Ms. Somerset tells stories. Stories about her going around the world with her sisters. How she found her butler, Patal, and dog, Duex. Soon Cornelia is able to make friends with the stories the Ms Somerset has told her.
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