The Distant Hours

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AudioGo, Dec 6, 2010 - Family secrets
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It started with a letter. A letter that had been lost for a long time, waiting out half a century, stifling summer after cooling winter, 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 Millderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret.

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A letter posted in 1941 finally reaches its destination in 1992 . Alternating between 2 timelines, the truth of what happened in "the distant hours" is slowly revealed. historical fiction gothic ... Read full review

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3 1/2 stars-ish? Phew so I'm finally done! I must say, I'm a bit let down. I can't pinpoint exactly what it is, as this book has multiple things that are right up my alley (lush writing, dual times ... 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 books The Secret Keeper and The Lake House were New York Times bestsellers.

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