The House at Riverton

Paperback edition released 15/06/2017

by Kate Morton

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LoveReading Expert Review of The House at Riverton

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.

Sarah Broadhurst

The House at Riverton Synopsis

Originally published in 2007, Kate Morton's debut novel, The House at Riverton, became a bestselling sensation and won the Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year. This special tenth anniversary edition of Kate Morton's acclaimed debut features a foreword from the author. 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.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781509841417
Publication date: 15th June 2017
Author: Kate Morton
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 624 pages
Primary Genre Historical fiction
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About Kate Morton

Kate Morton grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland and lives now with her husband and young sons in London. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, specializing in nineteenth-century tragedy and contemporary gothic novels. Kate has sold over ten million copies of her novels in thirty-three languages, across thirty-eight countries. The Shifting Fog, published internationally as The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours and The Secret Keeper have all been number one bestsellers around the world. Each novel won the Australian Book Industry award for General Fiction Book of the Year.

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