The Secret Children (Hardback)
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Assam, 1925. James MacDonald is one of the sons of empire who has no yearning for England. Running a tea plantation, he loves India and is reluctant to choose a British bride from the eager crowds sent over. But when he takes a beautiful young Indian woman as his courtesan, he can little imagine what he has begun. So starts the story of Mary and Serafina. Born of two worlds, accepted by neither. Growing up beloved but hidden away, their childhood is one of contradiction. It is only as the shadow of war falls and the turmoil of Indian partition begins, that the girls must face the truth about their parents and begin the search for somewhere to belong. It will be a journey full of forbidden questions, hidden answers, heartbreak and determination. As Serafina and Mary grow into women, they must risk everything and make choices with a legacy that will last a lifetime, and beyond.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409131144
Weight: 602 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 31 mm

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“Did not disappoint!”

I was really looking forward to reading this book as I have always enjoyed stories set in India in the past, and it did not disappoint. The way the author has arranged the bulk of the story into three parts (Assam... More

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“It was not my sort of book”

A sweeping historical story of the end of colonial India, and of two young girls born of two cultures and belonging to neither.
This is a book that is split into three parts - in Assam in 1925, and lastly in Bombay in... More

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KarenD

“An enjoyable read”

On the whole I thought this was an enjoyable read and very descriptive. The characters were well written and the story was an interesting one. James MacDonald came across as a flawed but decent man, who faced the... More

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