A woman on a quest to find out the truth about her family, a mysterious Victorian authoress, a book of dark fairytales and a long-hidden secret - The Forgotten Garden is another addictive and compulsively readable romantic mystery from Kate Morton, author of the international bestseller The Shifting Fog.
In 1930, at her twenty-first birthday party, Nell O'Connor learns the devastating story of an abandoned little girl, found alone on a passenger ship bound for Australia on the eve of the First World War.
Forty-five years later, she embarks upon a search for the truth that leads her to the windswept Cornish coast and the strange and beautiful Blackhurst Manor.
Nell's grand-daughter, Cassandra, thought she knew her grandmother well, but when Nell dies in 2005, Cassandra comes into an unexpected inheritance. Cliff Cottage and its forgotten garden are notorious amongst the Cornish locals for the secrets they hold, and it is here that Cassandra will finally uncover the truth about the century-old mystery of a little girl lost.
A captivating and atmospheric story of secrets, family and memory from the international bestselling author Kate Morton.
KATE MORTON grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, specialising in nineteenth- century tragedy and contemporary gothic novels. Kate Morton has sold over 10 million copies in 33 languages, across 40 countries. The Shifting Fog, published internationally as The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, The Secret Keeper and The Lake House have all been number one bestsellers around the world.
You can find more information about Kate Morton and her books at katemorton.com or on her Facebook and Instagram sites by searching for KateMortonAuthor.
Winner, ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year 2009
Longlisted, The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2010 0
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
Paperback - B format