The Distant Hours
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Good Housekeeping's view...
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 16 December 2010.
November 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.
Kate Morton,the bestselling author of The House at Riverton, returns to our bookshops this month with The Distant Hours – a bewitching tale of family secrets and betrayal.
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives with the return address of Millderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret. Evacuated from London as a thirteen year old girl, Edie's mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Millderhurst Castle with the Blythe family. Fifty years later, Edie too is drawn to Millderhurst and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiance in 1941 plunged her into madness. Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Millderhurst Castle, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in the distant hours has been waiting a long time for someone to find it...
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Publication date15th October 2010
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PublisherMantle an imprint of Pan Macmillan
CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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