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Secret Children

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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. A vivid tale inspired by the author's own family history. - Easy Living . Touching novel about the the need to belong and find one's place in the world, and a portrait of a country and a society during a period of upheaval and change. - Good Book Guide. This is a wonderful novel. A page-turner that is gripping, sensitive and thought-provoking. Highly recommended. Historial Novels Society.

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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. A vivid tale inspired by the author's own family history. - Easy Living . Touching novel about the the need to belong and find one's place in the world, and a portrait of a country and a society during a period of upheaval and change. - Good Book Guide. This is a wonderful novel. A page-turner that is gripping, sensitive and thought-provoking. Highly recommended. Historial Novels Society.
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Title Secret Children Height
Alison McQueen Width
ISBN-13 9781409135517 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 1409135519 Spine Width 29 mm
Publisher Orion Pages 423
Edition Availability Out Of Stock

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