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Shortlisted for the Popular Fiction Award at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008.
Winner of Richard & Judy's Summer Reads 2007.
Reviewed on Richard & Judy on Wednesday 18th July 2007.
Now, if you like one of those old-fashioned, full-rounded, involved family dramas that spans decades then this is definitely for you – and, unlike so many in this area, it has a genuinely unexpected ending. Multi-charactered, all of whom are fascinating, it is both a love story and a mystery, a dual-time tale that fluctuates effortlessly producing a work of considerable appeal.
Similar this month: Judith Lennox.
Comparison: Imogen Parker, Michelle Paver, Ian McEwan.
Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.
Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long-consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.
Publication date: 15/06/2007
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||15th June 2007|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Kate Morton grew up in the mountains of southeast Queensland, Australia. She has degrees in Dramatic Art and English Literature and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Queensland. Kate lives with her husband and two young sons in Brisbane. Photograph © Martin BleasdaleMore About Kate Morton