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The House at Riverton

by Kate Morton

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

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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.

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The House at Riverton Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780330448444
Publication date: 15/06/2007
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330448444
Publication date: 15th June 2007
Author: Kate Morton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 608 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Kate Morton

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 Bleasdale

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