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    Kate Morton(Author)

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From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The House at Riverton, a novel that takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through generations and across continents as two women try to uncover their family's secret past.

A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book--a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-fi rst birthday, they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and very little to go on, "Nell" sets out to trace her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell's death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. A spellbinding tale of mystery and self-discovery, The Forgotten Garden will take hold of your imagination and never let go.

"A long, lush, perfectly escapist read."

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  • PDF | 560 pages
  • Kate Morton(Author)
  • Washington Square Press; Reprint edition (16 Feb. 2010)
  • English
  • 9
  • Home & Garden

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  • By Barbara M. Webb on 5 October 2012

    "Three is the number of time, for do we not speak of past present and future? Three is the number of family, for do we not speak of mother, father and child? Three is the number of fairy, for do we not seek them between oak, ash and thorn?"These words found preceding the first chapter of the book summarize the importance of the number 3.The book is divided into 3 time periods, the beginning of the 20th century, the 1970's, and the early years of the 21st century...and not in that order.The story moves between 3 places.... a poverty stricken part of London where children are bullied into work, the magical mists of Cornwall hiding the secrets of the past, and down to earth, practical Australia.....not in that order.It relates to 3 generations of a family.Fragments of the fairy stories written by Eliza Makepeace are printed as part of the book and in some measure reflect the allegorical nature of the main story. Fairies and magic, and good and evil emerge in unexpected ways with unexpected twists to the plot. The maze that is part of Blackhurst Manor in Cornwall is a symbol of how complicated the plot isCreativity is an ever present theme which enriches the story whether through fairy story writing, drawing, book illustrating, gardening or antique collecting. The characters seek reto validate their identity through creative self expressionAnd what is the main story? Its about Nell's search for her family roots, continued through the efforts of her grand-daughter, Cassandra..I found it very difficult to put the book down....

  • By Mo, Anstruther on 4 April 2017

    Having read The House at Riverton, I looked forward to reading this book by the same author. The idea of a secret garden caught the imagination and Kate's ability to involve the reader, excellent. Unfortunately the constant change from one era to another with changing characters meant that returning to the book after a few days, I had to look back to reorientate myself, and it disrupted the flow. Otherwise a very enjoyable story.

  • By Kathl on 17 March 2017

    Absolutely wonderful story that was almost impossible to put down .would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys exciting mysteries

  • By Veena H on 16 March 2017

    Still in the process of reading the book. so far so good.

  • By Michele on 16 October 2016

    Absolutely Fabulous, a very hard book to put down.


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