Dinah Jefferies
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Dinah Jefferies

FROM THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE and TOP 10 SELLING THE SILK MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER

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 Malaya in 1948 and moved to England at the age of nine. In 1985, the sudden death of her fourteen year old son changed the course of her life, and deeply influenced her writing. Dinah drew on that experience, and on her own childhood spent in Malaya during the 1950s to write her debut novel, The Separation.

Now living in Gloucestershire with her husband and their Norfolk terrier, she spends her days writing, with time off with her grandchildren.

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Best Sellers

    • The Sapphire Widow

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Ceylon, 1935. Louisa Reeve, the daughter of a successful British gem trader, and her husband, Elliot, a charming, thrill-seeking businessman, seem like the couple who have it all. Except what they long for more than anything: a child....

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Tea Planter's Wife

    • A Novel
    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    International best-selling novel set in 1920s Ceylon, about a young Englishwoman who marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he's keeping terrible secrets....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Continual lack of communication/honesty = heartbreak

    • By Elizabeth C. on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Before the Rains

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Naomi Frederick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Brought together by their desire to improve conditions for local people, Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families - and society - think otherwise....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • perfectly romantic

    • By Rachel Hendrickson on 04-09-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Silk Merchant's Daughter

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Eliza Parkes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    French Indochina, 1952. Since her mother's death, 18-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie....

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Missing Sister

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    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....

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Die Frau des Teehändlers

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Merete Brettschneider
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ceylon in den 1920er Jahren. Die junge Engländerin Gwen Hooper trifft mit ihrem frisch angetrauten Ehemann Henry in den familieneigenen...

    Regular price: $23.23

    • Die englische Fotografin

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Anja Gräfenstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eine junge Engländerin. Ein indischer Fürstenhof voller Intrigen. Eine romantische Liebe gegen alle Widerstände. Indien, 1930. Als die junge Fotografin Eliza...

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Die Tochter des Seidenhändlers

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Anja Gräfenstein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Vietnams Exotik der 50er Jahre und eine unmöglich scheinende Liebe: Vietnam, 1950. Die junge Nicole stand von jeher im Schatten ihrer schönen...

    Regular price: $23.23

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