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The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark
  

The Sandalwood Tree

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An English couple with their young child find themselves beginning a new period of their life in a small village in India in 1952. Martin is still struggling to get his life on track as he grapples with unbearable wartime memories whilst life for Evie is not what she expects. But when she finds some letters hidden in a wall she becomes completely spellbound by them and the characters therein. The author cleverly interweaves the story of Evie and her family with that of the people from 100 years earlier. And, as Evie's fascination with her Victorian discoveries deepens, she unearths powerful secrets. But at what cost to her present, already fragile existence in India?

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The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark

It is 1947, and Evie and Martin Mitchell have just arrived in the Indian village of Masoorla with their five-year-old son. But cracks soon appear in their marriage as Evie struggles to adapt to her new life, and Martin fails to bury unbearable wartime memories. When Evie finds a collection of letters, concealed deep in the brickwork of their rented bungalow, so begins an investigation that consumes her, allowing her to escape to another world, a hundred years earlier, and to the extraordinary friendship of two very different young women.


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About the Author

Elle Newmark

Elle Newmark is an award-winning writer whose books are inspired by her travels. She and her husband, a retired physician, have two grown children and five grandchildren. They live in the hills north of San Diego.

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Publication date

17th February 2011

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Elle Newmark

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Publisher

Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback

Categories

Historical Fiction
Family Drama
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ISBN

9780385615426

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