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The Secret Children Hardcover – 19 Jan 2012
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A vivid tale inspired by the author's own family history. (EASY LIVING)
touching novel about the the need to belong and find one's place in the world, and a portrait of a country and a society during a period of upheaval and change. (GOOD BOOK GUIDE)
This is a wonderful novel. A page-turner that is gripping, sensitive and thought-provoking. Highly recommended. (HISTORIAL NOVELS SOCIETY)
In 1920s India, where do two little girls belong? Born of two cultures, belonging to neither...See all Product description
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One couldn't help but feel for the plight of the children and the sad demise of the mother who fades into obscurity as the story unfolds.
I admired the tenacity of each of the sisters who dealt with their lot in life in different ways as befits differing characters.
This is an amazing book more so because it is mostly a true story. I loved all the characters, flaws and all. They are humans with hopes and dreams just like we all do
I found it an interesting read, and it was extremely well written. It was a moving story that was told simply and very well and I enjoyed every moment of it. I’m going to recommend it to my book club next time we meet, and I’ve also just ordered her next book ‘Under the Jewelled Sky’.
However I am intrigued as to where these two girls were actually born since the Doon Valley is NOT in Assam as the book suggests but in the foothills of the Himalayas west of Nepal and many many miles west of Assam. Assam is north east of Bangladesh and there the tea is grown mostly on the plains (at sea level) and not in the hills contrary to popular belief. Haflong is in Assam however and the journey from the Haflong to the Doon Valley to for the school holidays would have been very long!