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The Resource The distant hours, Kate Morton

The distant hours, Kate Morton

Label
The distant hours
Title
The distant hours
Statement of responsibility
Kate Morton
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 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: Juniper, her twin sisters and their father, Raymond, author of the 1920s children's classic, The True History of the Mud Man. In the grand and glorious Millderhurst 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 Millderhurst Castle and the eccentric Sisters Blythe
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
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Character
Award
Australian Book Industry Awards, General Fiction Book of the Year, 2011.
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345306
Cataloging source
QMBC
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1976-
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Morton, Kate
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Mothers and daughters
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Label
The distant hours, Kate Morton
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000045869378
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
500 p.
Isbn
9781742371832
System control number
(OCoLC)654907475
Label
The distant hours, Kate Morton
Publication
Control code
000045869378
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
500 p.
Isbn
9781742371832
System control number
(OCoLC)654907475

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