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The Forgotten Garden: A Novel by Kate Morton

The Forgotten Garden: A Novel (original 2008; edition 2010)

by Kate Morton

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Title:The Forgotten Garden: A Novel
Authors:Kate Morton
Info:Washington Square Press (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 560 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:from the Library, 1900 to 2005, England, Australia, from Trina

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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (2008)

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The book is wonderful, I loved it. ( )
  Gcleare | Oct 16, 2016 |
The book is wonderful, I loved it. ( )
  Gcleare | Oct 16, 2016 |
A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book -- a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-first birthday they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and with very little to go on, "Nell" sets out on a journey to England to try to trace her story, to fi nd her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell's death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. At Cliff Cottage, on the grounds of Blackhurst Manor, Cassandra discovers the forgotten garden of the book's title and is able to unlock the secrets of the beautiful book of fairy tales. ( )
  cjordan916 | Oct 1, 2016 |
I don't give very many 5 stars but if I could, this book would get 10 stars. This was my first Kate Morton book and it will not be my last.As much as I wanted to know the end of the story,I hated to see the story end.Magical. Kate Morton weaves a story that you won't soon forget.She is an "authoress" herself.A page turner and a book that is difficult to put down. The book left me breathless.A MUST READ! ( )
  LauGal | Aug 16, 2016 |
Дойде ми в повече постоянното скачане между герои ​с цялото им житие и битие, от година в година. Мно​го плоски герои, никаква интрига, нищо за въображе​ ( )
  Art3mis | Aug 12, 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.
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Kate Mortonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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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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