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The Resource The distant hours : a novel, Kate Morton

The distant hours : a novel, Kate Morton

Label
The distant hours : a novel
Title
The distant hours
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Morton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A long-lost letter arriving at its destination fifty years after it was sent lures Edie Burchill to crumbling Milderhurst Castle, home of the three elderly Blythe sisters, where Edie's mother was sent to stay as a teenager during World War II
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
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Australian Book Industry Awards, General Fiction Book of the Year, 2011.
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345306
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1976-
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Morton, Kate
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.M74
LC item number
D57 2011
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Family secrets
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The distant hours : a novel, Kate Morton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Australia in 2010 by Allen & Unwin"--T.p. verso
Control code
ocn701806991
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Washington Square Press trade pbk. ed.
Extent
562 p.
Isbn
9781439152799
System control number
(OCoLC)701806991
Label
The distant hours : a novel, Kate Morton
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Australia in 2010 by Allen & Unwin"--T.p. verso
Control code
ocn701806991
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Washington Square Press trade pbk. ed.
Extent
562 p.
Isbn
9781439152799
System control number
(OCoLC)701806991

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