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A stolen sister. A daughter determined to uncover the truth.
Belle Hatton has embarked upon an exciting new life far from home: a glamorous job as a nightclub singer in 1930s Burma, with a host of sophisticated new friends and admirers. But Belle is haunted by a mystery from the past - a 25 year old newspaper clipping found in her parents' belongings after their death, saying that the Hattons were leaving Rangoon after the disappearance of their baby daughter, Elvira.
Belle is desperate to find out what happened to the sister she never knew she had - but when she starts asking questions, she is confronted with unsettling rumours, malicious gossip, and outright threats. Oliver, an attractive, easy-going American journalist, promises to help her, but an anonymous note tells her not to trust those closest to her. . .
Belle survives riots, intruders, and bomb attacks - but nothing will stop her in her mission to uncover the truth. Can she trust her growing feelings for Oliver? Is her sister really dead? And could there be a chance Belle might find her?
About the Author
Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaya in 1948 and moved to England at the age of nine. She has worked in education, once lived in a rock n roll commune and, more recently, been an exhibiting artist. She spends her days writing, with time off to make tiaras and dinosaurs with her grandchildren. She has previously published The Separation with Viking, and The Tea Planter's Wife is her second novel.
"Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity."
"My ideal read - I couldn't put it down"
Santa Montefiore on The Tea Planter's Wife
"A sweeping tale, beautifully written in a wonderful setting, heart rending yet ultimately up lifting. Gorgeous."
Katie Fforde on The Sapphire Widow
ISBN: 9780241985434 ISBN-10: 0241985439 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 320 Published: 21st March 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1