FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE", "THE SILK MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER" and "BEFORE THE RAINS". WHAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT DINAH JEFFERIES'S BOOKS: "My ideal read; mystery, love, heart-break and joy – I couldn’t put it down." - Santa Montefiore – author of The Beekeeper’s Daughter "It is a terrific and atmospheric read, full of riveting detail, and very emotional too. I am sure it will be a big success." - Elizabeth Buchan – author of I Can’t Begin to Tell You "The characters come alive moment by moment, as the secrets are unraveled… I was spell bound from beginning to end by the emotional twist and turns. Dinah Jefferies has hit a home run with this fabulous novel." - Deborah Rodriguez – author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul "Dark secrets lie at every turn, hidden beneath layers of 1920s racism and the fearfulness of a crumbling colonial power, making for a thoroughly gripping tale. But what I loved most of all, underpinning the whole narrative, is the moving way in which Dinah writes about the loss of children and the redemptive power of love." - Liz Trenow – author of The Poppy Factory "Dinah Jefferies has once again created a gloriously atmospheric and tension-filled novel. Immensely enjoyable, poignant and compelling." - Isabel Wolff – author of Ghostwritten "Beautifully written and heart rending… a magical setting with a real sense of period." - Katie Fforde – author of A Vintage Wedding & A French Affair "Vibrant and compelling – Dinah Jefferies perfectly captures the flavor of colonial Ceylon." - Rosanna Ley – author of The Saffron Trail "The Tea Planter’s Wife is a wonderful book on so many levels, intensely moving and beautifully observed. I was enthralled from start to finish…Ceylon leaps to life in dazzlingly lush detail. The sights, sounds and smells are masterfully conjured. Dinah Jefferies brings to the story a power and intensity that drew me in and wouldn’t let me go in this intimate and emotional tale that explores where the boundaries of love lie. A deeply touching and unforgettable read that swept me away. I loved it." - Kate Furnivall – author of The Italian Wife 'A powerful story of love and loss that is utterly captivating. Dinah Jefferies skilfully captures this fragile moment of history in a complex and thrilling tale.' Kate Furnivall - bestselling author of 'The Russian Concubine','The White Pearl' and several others. 'I LOVED it! Dinah Jefferies writes beautifully.' Lucinda Riley - bestselling author of 'The Light Behind the Window' and several others. 'The Separation is as intimate as a kiss and as sharp as the blade of a knife.' David Gillham - author of NYT bestseller 'City of Women'. 'The tears are still streaming down my face ... I have three words to describe the book: Captivating, Powerful and Passionate.' Deborah Rodriguez - bestselling author of 'The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul'. 'I read The Separation in three big gulps because I simply didn't want to put it down. It's vivid, atmospheric and very exciting - you can smell the tropics, feel the drenching heat, hear the birds and the bullfrogs - and the story is so well told.' Isabel Wolff - author of 'Ghostwritten' and many others. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dinah was born in Malaysia and moved to England at the age of nine. As a teenager she missed the heat of Malaysia, which left her with a kind of restlessness that led to quite an unusual life. She went to live in Tuscany where she worked as an au-pair for an Italian countess, and there was even a time when Dinah lived with a rock band in a ‘hippie’ commune in Suffolk. In 1985, the death of her fourteen year old son changed everything and she now draws on the experience of loss in her writing. She sets her books abroad and aims to infuse the love and loss with the extremely seductive beauty of the East. Her latest book, The Tuscan Contessa, marks a new departure for Dinah as it’s her first set in Europe. Although Dinah and her husband spent five wonderful years living in a small 16th Century village in the Sierra de Aracena in Northern Andalusia, she's happy to say they now live close to her family in Gloucestershire along with two crazy Maine Coon cats.Read more Read less
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