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The Forgotten Garden (original 2008; edition 2008)

by Kate Morton

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Member:CDVicarage
Title:The Forgotten Garden
Authors:Kate Morton
Info:Pan Books (2008), Kindle Edition, 660 pages
Collections:Your library, Kerry's, Ebooks, 2012 Reading
Rating:****
Tags:Fiction, Historical, R2012

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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (2008)

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I listened to this on Playaway. It was so much fun and even better than The House at Riverston. it has it all - Edwardian fairy tales, Cornwall, Australia, drawings at the V&A, creepy uncle, grandmother with a secret past, an overgrown garden, an inherited cottage amd a little romance. Also, a cameo by Francis Hodgson Burnett. Excellent stuff.

Please write more, Ms Morton ( )
  laurenbufferd | Nov 14, 2016 |
LOVED IT!!!! ( )
  pickleroad | Nov 10, 2016 |
Seriously engrossing. A perfect summer read. ( )
  gayla.bassham | Nov 7, 2016 |
Enjoyable book - lots of layers of time and family of characters - could easily imagine the secret garden at the heart of the story (fleeting reference to Francis Hodgson Burnett at an afternoon tea) ( )
  siri51 | Oct 27, 2016 |
The book is wonderful, I loved it. ( )
  Gcleare | Oct 16, 2016 |
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All the pieces don’t quite mesh, but it’s a satisfying read overall, just the thing for readers who like multigenerational sagas with a touch of mystery.
added by Christa_Josh | editBooklist, Mary Ellen Quinn (Apr 15, 2009)
 

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Kate Mortonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ayers, AlanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Elisabet W. MiddelthonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Faulkner, IanMap artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kwan, LaywanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Middelthon, Elisabet W.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mock-Maniscalco, DavinaDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Oliver and Louis More precious than all the spun gold in Fairyland
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It was dark where she was crouched but the little girl did as she'd been told.
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A lost child: On the eve of the First World War, a little girl is found abandoned on a ship to Australia. A mysterious woman called the Authoress had promised to look after her - but has disappeared without a trace. A terrible secret: On the night of her twenty-first birthday, Nell Andrews learns a secret that will change her life forever. Decades later, she embarks upon a search for the truth that leads her to the windswept Cornish coast and the strange and beautiful Blackhurst Manor, once owned by the aristocratic Mountrachet family.A mysterious inheritance: On Nell's death, her granddaughter, Cassandra, comes into an unexpected inheritance. Cliff Cottage and its forgotten garden are notorious amongst the Cornish locals for the secrets they hold - secrets about the doomed Mountrachet family and their ward Eliza Makepeace, a writer of dark Victorian fairytales. It is here that Cassandra will finally uncover the truth about the family, and solve the century-old mystery of a little girl lost.
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The key to an old
Secret will be found in the
Forgotten garden.
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"From the author of "The House at Riverton" comes a story of outer and inner journeys as "Nell," abandoned as a child, leaves her adoptive parents in Australia and travels to England to trace her story, to find her real identity--a quest that ultimately leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family."… (more)

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