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The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant

A cache of unsent love letters from the 1950s is found in a suitcase on a remote island in this mysterious love story by top ten bestselling author, Kayte Nunn 1951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psyc... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780733639401
Barcode 9780733639401
Published 28 May 2019 by Hachette
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Nunn, Kayte
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ISBN-13 9780733639401
ISBN-10 0733639402
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Australia
Publication Date 28 May 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Nunn, Kayte
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 480g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Love-letters - Fiction, Secrecy - Fiction, Grandmothers - Fiction, Women marine scientists - Fiction - Australia, Psychiatric hospital patients - Fiction - England
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code A823.4
Catalogue Code 963451

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A cache of unsent love letters from the 1950s is found in a suitcase on a remote island in this mysterious love story by top ten bestselling author, Kayte Nunn 1951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther's prison but soon becomes her refuge. 2017. Free-spirited marine scientist Rachel Parker embarks on a research posting in the Isles of Scilly, off the Cornish coast. When a violent storm forces her to take shelter on a far-flung island, she discovers a collection of hidden love letters. Captivated by their passion and tenderness, Rachel determines to track down the intended recipient. Meanwhile, in London, Eve is helping her grandmother, a renowned mountaineer, write her memoirs. When she is contacted by Rachel, it sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to reveal secrets kept buried for more than sixty years. The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant is a deeply atmospheric, resonant novel that charts the heart's wild places, choices and consequences. If you love Elizabeth Gilbert and Kate Morton you will devour this book. Praise for the bestselling The Botanist's Daughter: 'Two incredibly likeable, headstrong heroines . . . watching them flourish is captivating. With these dynamic women at the helm, Kayte weaves a clever tale of plant treachery involving exotic and perilous encounters in Chile, plus lashings of gentle romance. Compelling storytelling' The Australian Women's Weekly 'I loved The Botanist's Daughter. I was transported to the 1880s and Chile, to contemporary Sydney and Kew. A gripping read' JOY RHOADES, author of The Woolgrower's Companion 'The riveting story of two women, divided by a century in time, but united by their quest to discover a rare and dangerous flower. Fast-moving and full of surprises, The Botanist's Daughter brings the exotic world of 19th-century Chile thrillingly to life' KATE FORSYTH

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Author's Bio

Kayte Nunn is a former book and magazine editor, and the author of two contemporary novels, ROSE'S VINTAGE and ANGEL'S SHARE. THE BOTANIST'S DAUGHTER was Kayte's first novel of transporting historical fiction, followed by THE FORGOTTEN LETTERS OF ESTHER DURRANT, set largely in the atmospheric Isles of Scilly. If you would like to see the wonderful images inspired by the book, Kayte's Pinterest page is at: pinterest.com.au/kaytenunn/the-forgotten-letters-of-esther-durrant/ or you can find her at kaytenunn.com

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