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The Secret Children


'gripping, emotional and beautifully written' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

'Beautiful, beautiful book. Loved it. Could not put it down. It gripped me from the first page. Great story. Evocative writing.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Assam, 1925. Surrounded by the dramatic landscape of a tea plantation, sisters Mary and Serafina grow up in a world of contradiction and confusion.

Born to a beautiful but naïve Indian mother and dynamic Scottish father, they are loved but hidden away. For these are children who cross two very different cultures, and are accepted by neither . . .

When the shadow of war falls, the girls must face the truth and begin the search for somewhere to belong.

It is a journey full of forbidden questions, heartbreak and determination. As the sisters grow up, they must risk everything and make choices with a legacy that will last a lifetime, and beyond.

The Secret Children is a story of love, loss, family secrets and yearning to find a place to belong.

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  • Auteur : Alison McQueen
  • Éditeur : Orion
  • Date de parution : 17/08/18
  • EAN : 9781409131168
  • Format : ePub
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Protection : Contenu protégé

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'gripping, emotional and beautifully written' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

'Beautiful, beautiful book. Loved it. Could not put it down. It gripped me from the first page. Great story. Evocative writing.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Assam, 1925. Surrounded by the dramatic landscape of a tea plantation, sisters Mary and Serafina grow up in a world of contradiction and confusion.

Born to a beautiful but naïve Indian mother and dynamic Scottish father, they are loved but hidden away. For these are children who cross two very different cultures, and are accepted by neither . . .

When the shadow of war falls, the girls must face the truth and begin the search for somewhere to belong.

It is a journey full of forbidden questions, heartbreak and determination. As the sisters grow up, they must risk everything and make choices with a legacy that will last a lifetime, and beyond.

The Secret Children is a story of love, loss, family secrets and yearning to find a place to belong.

Biographie d’Alison McQueen

Born to an Indian mother and an English jazz musician father, Alison McQueen grew up in London. After a convent education, Alison worked in advertising for twenty years before retiring to write full time. Alison lives in Northamptonshire with her husband and two daughters.

To find out more, visit www.alisonmcqueen.com

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