Dinah Jefferies

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in Malacca, Malaysia
August 16




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October 2012

*Breaking News* Richard & Judy pick THE TEA PLANTERS WIFE for their autumn bookclub 2015. Here's what Santa Montefiore said: ‘My ideal read; mystery, love, heart-break and joy – I couldn’t put it down.’

Here's what Richard Madeley said. "The Tea Planter’s Wife is so much more than a conventional love story, with all its twists and turns and guilt and betrayal...deeply impressive. The fetid, steamy atmosphere of the tropics rises from these pages like a humid mist. We are on a tea plantation in 1920s Ceylon and 19 year old Gwendolyn Hooper is the new bride of the owner, a wealthy and charming widower. But her romantic dreams of marriage are overshadowed by echoes from the past – an old trunk of musty dresses; an overgrown and neglected g

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The Tea Planter's Wife

3.75 avg rating — 11,573 ratings — published 2015 — 41 editions
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The Sapphire Trader's Secret

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Before the Rains

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The Silk Merchant's Daughter

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The Separation

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The Missing Sister

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The Separation by Dinah Jefferies
"As a would be writer this is the kind of book I would love to write. Dinah brings Malacca and Malaya alive in the colonial days of the British empire. Seen through the eyes of Lydia and her daughter Emma and their belief that each one is alive.

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The Separation by Dinah Jefferies
"What a beautiful novel! I found myself wrapped up in Malaysia, the good and the bad. The characters are beautifully woven and it was a delight to watch one of the characters Emma grow from a child to a young woman. I was gripped by the plot, turni..." Read more of this review »
The Separation by Dinah Jefferies
"Not necessarily a book I would have chosen at the moment, I bought The Separation because it was written by the friend of a good friend of mine and I wanted to support her with her debut novel.

I read it whilst I was laid up unwell, and it was the..." Read more of this review »
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A lovely book that will have you reeling by the end when the drama is ramped up. I loved the location, the characters and a story that pulls you in and doesn’t let go. In addition I learnt something new about destitute veterans that I had no previous ...more
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Kate Furnivall is an enchantress whose love story, The Italian Wife, is set against the full of horror of Mussolini’s Italy. Hooked from the very first chapter, I adored being swept deeper and deeper into 1930s Italy. I had intended to take a peek, a ...more
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In a word FAB-U-LOUS. I loved it. It made me laugh and it made me cry. The writing is original and it's brilliantly observed.
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“Even though she looked the same, life had aged her, stolen her innocence, and replaced it with knowledge she’d never asked for.”
Dinah Jefferies, The Separation

“…though he no longer wanted to be a magician, he still had magic in his hands. I knew because when he squeezed mine, the tingle spread to my chest. It was like being in another world, safe and out of the way.”
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