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The Dark Side of the Sun: A Novel

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Growing up as the governess's daughter in the shadow of the Harding family's eccentric charm, Mary Fox can never hope to share their unshakable social confidence. Beautiful Godfrey, outrageous Nettie, and the twins, Jonathan and William, are born into a world of privilege where money, status, pleasure and love seem their birthright. Although aware of the disparity between ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 12th 2000 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published 1999)
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Sep 07, 2016 Dianne McMahan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The War happened and they Grew Up

Excellent read about a wealthy family that hired a
governess and also got her daughter,who was10.
They all lived in the mansion, until the children grew up and the governess was no longer needed.
WW 11 broke out and the boys enlisted. The two girls also did their bit for the war as well,in totally different ways.
A lot of twists and turns throughout the war yrs.kept the suspense very high.
I read a lot about WW11,but not usually fiction, however this one, I would reco
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British native Elizabeth Palmer has received critical acclaim for her work, both in the U. K. and North America. Her writing style is often favorably compared to that of other great authors --- Fay Weldon, Joanna Trollope and Mary Wesley.
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