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The Distant Hours

Due for release in the UK in hardcover and paperback on 15th October 2010, ‘The Distant Hours’, is the latest offering from Australian author Kate Morton.

Having read and enjoyed ‘The House At Riverton‘, I am definitely on the look out for her two other previous novels and, of course, this latest offering.

Synopsis

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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.

Evacuated from London as a thirteen year old girl, Edie’s mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Millderhurst Castle with the Blythe family: Juniper, her twin sisters and their father, Raymond. In the grand and glorious Millderhurst Castle, a new world opens up for Edie’s mother. 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 Millderhurst Castle and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiance in 1941 plunged her into madness. Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother’s past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Millderhurst 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…

Wow! the synopsis on it’s own, instantly makes me want to read this book and if you follow the link above to Kate’s website, there are a couple of fantastically arranged and exceedingly eerie ‘vimeo’  promotional trailer clips, that you can watch.

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Yvonne

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4 comments
    • I have only read ‘The House At Riverton’, but thoroughly enjoyed that. The vimeo trailers for ‘The Distant Hours’, were what will make me go and buy the book. I found them really eerie, I just hope the story is as good.

    • Hi Violet,

      Not too long to wait now!!
      The other two books seem to have got differing reviews, but I just like her style of writing.

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