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The Resource The secret hours, Santa Montefiore

The secret hours, Santa Montefiore

Label
The secret hours
Title
The secret hours
Statement of responsibility
Santa Montefiore
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Arethusa Clayton has always been formidable, used to getting her own way. On her death, she leaves unexpected instructions. Instead of being buried in America, on the wealthy East Coast where she and her late husband raised their two children, Arethusa has decreed that her ashes be scattered in a remote corner of Ireland, on the hills overlooking the sea. All Arethusa ever told Faye was that she grew up in a poor farming family and left Ireland, alone, to start a new life in America as did so many in those times of hardship and famine. But who were her family in Ireland and where are they now? What was the real reason that she turned away from them? And who is the mysterious benefactor of a significant share of Arethusa's estate? Arethusa is gone. There is no one left to tell her story. Faye feels bereft, as if her mother's whole family has died with her. Leaving her own husband and children behind, she travels to the picturesque village of Ballinakelly, determined to fulfil her mother's last wish and to find out the reason for Arethusa's insistence on being laid to rest in this faraway land."--Publisher description
Summary
Arethusa Clayton has always been formidable, used to getting her own way. On her death, she leaves unexpected instructions. Instead of being buried in America, on the wealthy East Coast where she and her late husband raised their two children, Arethusa has decreed that her ashes be scattered in a remote corner of Ireland, on the hills overlooking the sea. All Arethusa ever told Faye was that she grew up in a poor farming family and left Ireland, alone, to start a new life in America as did so many in those times of hardship and famine. But who were her family in Ireland and where are they now? Leaving her own husband and children behind, she travels to the picturesque village of Ballinakelly, determined to fulfil her mother's last wish and to find out the reason for Arethusa's insistence on being laid to rest in this faraway land.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10788216
Cataloging source
YDX
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1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Montefiore, Santa
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers
  • Family secrets
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Irish
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret hours, Santa Montefiore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes excerpt from The temptation of Grace
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065141654
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
487 pages
Isbn
9781471169632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057745494
Label
The secret hours, Santa Montefiore
Publication
Note
Includes excerpt from The temptation of Grace
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065141654
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
487 pages
Isbn
9781471169632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057745494

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