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The Resource The Tea Planter's Wife

The Tea Planter's Wife

Label
The Tea Planter's Wife
Title
The Tea Planter's Wife
Statement of responsibility
Dinah Jefferies
Title variation
tea planters wife
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Dinah Jefferies' unforgettable new novel, The Tea Planter's Wife is a haunting, tender portrait of a woman forced to choose between her duty as a wife and her instinct as a mother... Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper steps off a steamer in Ceylon full of optimism, eager to join her new husband. But the man who greets her at the tea plantation is not the same one she fell in love with in London. Distant and brooding, Laurence spends long days wrapped up in his work, leaving his young bride to explore the plantation alone. It's a place filled with clues to the past - locked doors, a yellowed wedding dress in a dusty trunk, an overgrown grave hidden in the grounds, far too small for an adult... Gwen soon falls pregnant and her husband is overjoyed, but she has little time to celebrate. In the delivery room the new mother is faced with a terrible choice, one she knows no one in her upper class set will understand - least of all Laurence. Forced to bury a secret at the heart of her marriage, Gwen is more isolated than ever. When the time comes, how will her husband ever understand what she has done? The Tea Planter's Wife is a story of guilt, betrayal and untold secrets vividly and entrancingly set in colonial era Ceylon. 'Captivating, powerful and passionate' Deborah Rodriguez on The Separation 'A richly detailed story... as intimate as a kiss and as sharp as the blade of a knife' David Gilham on The Separation 'I simply didn't want to put it down. Vivid and atmospheric - you can smell the tropics, feel the drenching heat...' Isabel Wolff on The Separation
Summary
Follows the experiences of a young Englishwoman in 1920s Ceylon who confronts local hostilities before the discovery of her husband's secrets forces her to make a devastating choice
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10515883
Cataloging source
BT
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1948-
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Dinah Jefferies
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction / Romance
Target audience
adult
Label
The Tea Planter's Wife
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300011530
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241969564
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Tea Planter's Wife
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300011530
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241969564
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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