The Shifting Fog

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, 2010 - Fiction - 685 pages
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Summer 1924: on the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again. Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time house-maid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about...

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User Review  - Rascalstar - LibraryThing

I liked this book for the historical details of a wealthy family in England in the early 1900s with their household of servants. The story is told from the perspective of one of those servants. I ... Read full review

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I'm in a mouldering-family-in-mouldering-house kick. This story takes place in a time that is increasingly interesting to me; the time after WWI when a generation of men came back to their families ... 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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