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Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaysia and moved to England at the age of nine. She has worked in education, lived in a commune and exhibited work as an artist. Dinah's first novel,The Separation, was published by Viking in 2014; The Tea Planter's Wife is her second novel. She is a contributor to the Guardian and other newspapers and lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Dinah Jefferies

The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies
The Sapphire Widow
Dinah Jefferies
Another intensely vivid and expressive tale from Dinah Jefferies, on this occasion set in 1930’s Ceylon. All of Dinah’s books can be read as standalone novels, however ‘The Sapphire Widow’ is visited by characters from ‘The Tea Planter’s Wife’ so...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies
Before the Rains
Dinah Jefferies
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | A gorgeously expressive and captivating novel, set in 1930’s India at the height of the struggle for independence against British rule. 28 year old photographer Eliza agrees to document the royal...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies
Before the Rains
Dinah Jefferies
A gorgeously expressive and captivating novel, set in 1930’s India at the height of the struggle for independence against British rule. 28 year old photographer Eliza agrees to document the royal family and subjects of one of the princely states....
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017
The Silk Merchant's Daughter by Dinah Jefferies
Reader Reviewed The Silk Merchant's Daughter
Dinah Jefferies
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Dinah Jefferies has presented another beautifully told and vividly stunning tale, this time set in 1950’s Vietnam. The story revolves around 18 year old Nicole, half French and half Vietnamese, Nicole finds...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
The Silk Merchant's Daughter by Dinah Jefferies
Reader Reviewed The Silk Merchant's Daughter
Dinah Jefferies
Dinah Jefferies has presented another beautifully told and vividly stunning tale, this time set in 1950’s Vietnam. The story revolves around 18 year old Nicole, half French and half Vietnamese, Nicole finds herself torn as war between the ruling French...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/02/2016
The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies
Reader Reviewed The Tea Planter's Wife
Dinah Jefferies
September 2015 Book of the Month. Chosen as a Richard and Judy Book Club selection Autumn 2015. An exotically intense, vibrant and memorable tale, set in Ceylon from 1925 and covering a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2015
The Separation by Dinah Jefferies
Reader Reviewed The Separation
Dinah Jefferies
June 2014 Debut of the Month. A big sweeping saga of plantation life in Malaya in the 1950s, of isolation, infidelity, deceit and manipulation. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014

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