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The distant hours : a novel
Kate Morton
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Kate Morton was born in South Australia in 1976. She earned a degree in speech and drama from Trinity College London, an English literature degree from the University of Queensland, and a master's degree focusing on tragedy in Victorian literature from the University of Queensland. She also completed a summer Shakespeare course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program researching contemporary novels that marry elements of gothic and mystery fiction. She won the Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction Book of the Year in 2007 for her debut novel, The Shifting Fog, also known as The House at Riverton. Her other books include The Distant Hours, and The Forgotten Garden, which won the Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction Book of the Year in 2009. Her book The Secret Keeper was a New York Times bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Received a letter addressed to her mother that was mailed in 1941; travels to Milderhurst Castle where three elderly sisters, the daughters of the late Raymond Blythe, Edie's favorite author, live and where her mother was evacuated to during World War II.

Persephone Blythe
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Daughter of the late Raymond Blythe, a famous children's author; Seraphina's twin sister; lives in a decaying manor house with her sisters.

Seraphina Blythe
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Daughter of the late Raymond Blythe, a famous children's author; Persephone's twin sister; lives in a decaying manor house with her sisters.

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Daughter of the late Raymond Blythe, a famous children's author; Persephone and Seraphina's half-sister; lives in a decaying manor house with her sisters; her fiance went missing in 1941.



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