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The Secret Hours

by Santa Montefiore

Historical fiction

The Secret Hours Synopsis

The enchanting new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Santa Montefiore. The perfect summer read for 2020!

My curiosity is aroused. I realise, to my shame, that I know nothing about my mother, nothing at all... nothing of her growing up, of the struggles and hardships she endures. I know nothing of her parents, her siblings, and of her home. My mother is gone. And there is no one left to tell her story.

Determined to fulfil her mother's last wish, Faye travels to the picturesque village of Ballinakelly to scatter her ashes on the hills overlooking the sea in a remote corner of Ireland. In searching for answers about her mother's past, will Faye's own future become clear? 

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781471169656
Publication date: 8th July 2020
Author: Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 512 pages
Primary Genre Historical fiction
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The Secret Hours Press Reviews

Praise for Santa Montefiore:

'Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore' JOJO MOYES

'An enchanting read, overflowing with deliciously poignant moments' DINAH JEFFERIES

'Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers' SARRA MANNING

'One of our personal favourites' The Times

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ISBN: 9781471169656
Publication date: 08/07/2020
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781471169632
Publication date: 11/07/2019
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ISBN: 9781528867283
Publication date: 11/07/2019
Format: CD-Audio

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About Santa Montefiore

Santa Montefiore was born in England in 1970 to an Anglo-Argentine mother, and read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University. After a year teaching English on an Argentine estancia, she spent much of the nineties in Buenos Aires. She lives in London with her husband, the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, and their children, Lily and Sasha. Photograph © Joyce Ravid

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