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The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
  

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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.

If you like Kate Morton you might also like to read books by Belinda Alexandra, Rachel Hore and Katherine Webb.

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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...

About the Author

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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Publication date

15th October 2010

Author

Kate Morton

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Publisher

Mantle an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Hardback
320 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780230748323

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