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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
345306
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morton, Kate
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.M74
LC item number
D57 2010
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Family secrets
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Kent (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The distant hours : a novel, Kate Morton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
562 pages
Isbn
9781439152782
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010033472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 419815745
  • (OCoLC)419815745
Label
The distant hours : a novel, Kate Morton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
562 pages
Isbn
9781439152782
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010033472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 419815745
  • (OCoLC)419815745

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