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The Secret Children (Paperback)
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The Secret Children (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 16/08/2012
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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 naive 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.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409135517
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 30 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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“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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“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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