The Resource The distant hours, Kate Morton

The distant hours, Kate Morton

Label
The distant hours
Title
The distant hours
Statement of responsibility
Kate Morton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret...As a thirteen-year-old World War Two evacuee, Edie's mother was chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Milderhurst Castle with the Blythe family: Juniper, her twin sisters and their father, Raymond, author of the 1918 children's classic The True History of the Mud Man. In the grand and glorious Milderhurst Castle, a new world opened up for Edie's mother. She discovered the joys of books and fantasy and writing, but also, ultimately, their 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..
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
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Writing style
Character
Award
Australian Book Industry Awards, General Fiction Book of the Year, 2011.
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345306
Cataloging source
DLC
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1976-
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Morton, Kate
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
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
  • Literary prize winners
Target audience
adult
Label
The distant hours, Kate Morton
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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.
Extent
500 pages
Isbn
9781743311110
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781742371832
Label
The distant hours, 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.
Extent
500 pages
Isbn
9781743311110
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781742371832

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