The Distant Hours

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AudioGo, Dec 6, 2010 - Family secrets
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Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a letter arrives one Sunday, marked with the return address ofMillderhurst Castle, Kent, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret.

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User Review  - Katrina Passick Lumsden - Goodreads

I can't say enough about this book. It's not a happy one, so don't go into it thinking you're going to get a sweet happily ever after. No, that's not really Kate Morton's style. But beautifully ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer Jensen (Literally Jen) - Goodreads

I absolutely loved The Forgotten Garden and really enjoyed The House at Riverton, so why did I have so much trouble getting into this one? I have been picking this book up, putting it down again, and ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Kate Morton was born in South Australia in 1976. She earned a degree in speech and drama from Trinity College London, an English literature degree from the University of Queensland, and a master's degree focusing on tragedy in Victorian literature from the University of Queensland. She also completed a summer Shakespeare course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program researching contemporary novels that marry elements of gothic and mystery fiction. She won the Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction Book of the Year in 2007 for her debut novel, The Shifting Fog, also known as The House at Riverton. Her other books include The Distant Hours, and The Forgotten Garden, which won the Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction Book of the Year in 2009. Her book The Secret Keeper was a New York Times bestseller.

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