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The Resource The Distant Hours

The Distant Hours

Label
The Distant Hours
Title
The Distant Hours
Statement of responsibility
Kate Morton
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Language
eng
Summary
The discovery of a long-lost letter reveals an old secret and the truth behind a woman's mysterious past in the eagerly awaited new novel from international publishing sensation, Kate Morton, author of The Shifting Fog and The Forgotten Garden.It started with a letter. A letter that had been lost a long time, waiting out half a century in a forgotten postal bag in the dim attic of a nondescript house in Bermondsey ...Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long-lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Milderhurst 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 Milderhurst Castle with the Blythe family: Juniper, her twin sisters and their father, Raymond, author of the 1918 children's classic The True History of the Mud Man. In the grand and glorious Milderhurst Castle, a new world opens up for Edie's mother. She discovers the joys of books and fantasy and writing, but also, ultimately, the dangers.Fifty years later, as Edie chases the answers to her mother's riddle, she, too, is drawn to Milderhurst Castle and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiancé 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 Milderhurst 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
Summary
Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long-lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Milderhurst 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 the grand and glorious Milderhurst Castle, where she discovers the joys of books and fantasy and writing, but also, ultimately, the dangers. Fifty years later, as Edie chases the answers to her mother's riddle, she, too, is drawn to Milderhurst Castle and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst 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.
Storyline
Pace
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Character
Award
Australian Book Industry Awards, General Fiction Book of the Year, 2011.
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345306
Cataloging source
DLC
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1976-
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Morton, Kate
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Distant Hours
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:2091a4cd-3abe-474f-b417-c76cd43fc29c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743431214
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Distant Hours
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2091a4cd-3abe-474f-b417-c76cd43fc29c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743431214
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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