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The Tea Planter's Wife - Dinah Jefferies
The Tea Planter's Wife
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Dinah Jefferies' unforgettable new novel, The Tea Planter's Wife is a haunting, tender portrait of a woman forced to choose between her duty as a wife and her instinct as a mother... Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper steps off a steamer in Ceylon full of optimism, eager to join her new husband.... show more
Dinah Jefferies' unforgettable new novel, The Tea Planter's Wife is a haunting, tender portrait of a woman forced to choose between her duty as a wife and her instinct as a mother... Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper steps off a steamer in Ceylon full of optimism, eager to join her new husband. But the man who greets her at the tea plantation is not the same one she fell in love with in London.Distant and brooding, Laurence spends long days wrapped up in his work, leaving his young bride to explore the plantation alone. It's a place filled with clues to the past - locked doors, a yellowed wedding dress in a dusty trunk, an overgrown grave hidden in the grounds, far too small for an adult...Gwen soon falls pregnant and her husband is overjoyed, but she has little time to celebrate. In the delivery room the new mother is faced with a terrible choice, one she knows no one in her upper class set will understand - least of all Laurence. Forced to bury a secret at the heart of her marriage, Gwen is more isolated than ever. When the time comes, how will her husband ever understand what she has done?The Tea Planter's Wife is a story of guilt, betrayal and untold secrets vividly and entrancingly set in colonial era Ceylon.'Captivating, powerful and passionate' Deborah Rodriguez on The Separation 'A richly detailed story... as intimate as a kiss and as sharp as the blade of a knife' David Gilham on The Separation 'I simply didn't want to put it down. Vivid and atmospheric - you can smell the tropics, feel the drenching heat...' Isabel Wolff on The Separation
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9780241969564
ASIN: B00U6V1FMK
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 419
Edition language: English
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2.0 The Tea Planter's Wife
Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper is starting her new life in Ceylon with her new husband Laurence. He's rich - the owner of a tea plantation - and charming and Gwen is in love. But life in Ceylon isn't quite what she expected. The plantation workers aren't very nice and Laurence seems to be hiding...
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3.0 "The Tea Planter's Wife", by Dinah Jefferies
The story set in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in the 1920’s takes us on a journey at the heart of a tea plantation. This haunting saga captures all the exciting exoticism of a complex-era society long extinct and gives us a feel of what it was like to live during that time.Of course this is a book about racis...
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5.0 Review: The Tea Planter's Wife
The Tea Planter's wife is a mysterious sweet, loving story. It starts out with Gwen coming to Ceylon to be with her husband. You go allow with Gwen with her struggles and learning curves of being a mother and wife to her twins and what is going on with Ceylon culture. When one of her children i...
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5.0 The Tea Planter's Wife
Title: The Tea Planter's WifeAuthor: Dinah JefferiesPublisher: PenguinReviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: FiveReview: "The Tea Planter's Wife" by Dinah Jefferies My Thoughts... A beautiful love story of Gwendolyn Hooper who was nineteen from the UK falling in love with a plantation owner [Laurence]who w...
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2.0 The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies
Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a rich and charming widower, eager to join him on his tea plantation, determined to be the perfect wife and mother. But life in Ceylon is not what Gwen expected. The plantation workers are resentful, the neighbours treacherous. And there are cl...
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