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The secret keeper

Author: Kate Morton
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W : Allen & Unwin, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy. Now, fifty years  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Morton
ISBN: 9781742374376 1742374379
OCLC Number: 811682997
Awards: Winner of The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year 2013 (Australia)
Winner of APA Book Design Awards 2013 (Australia)
Winner of Best Designed Fiction Book 2013 (Australia)
Winner of Australian Book Industry Awards 2013 (Australia)
Winner of General Fiction Book of the Year 2012 (Australia)
Short-listed for Australian Book Industry Awards 2013 (Australia)
Short-listed for Publisher Promotional Campaign of the Year 2013 (Australia)
Description: 582 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy. Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to the family farm for Dorothy's ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by questions she has not thought about for decades. From pre-WWII England through the Blitz, to the fifties and beyond, discover the secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds --
Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy --
who meet by chance in wartime London and whose lives are forever entwined. "The Secret Keeper" explores longings and dreams, the lengths people go to fulfill them, and the consequences they can have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers, and schemers told --
in Morton's signature style --
against a backdrop of events that changed the world.
Responsibility: Kate Morton.

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1961: On a sweltering summer's day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move  Read more...

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