The House at Riverton

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Publication date: 15.06.2017
ISBN: 9781509841417
Number of pages: 624


Originally published in 2007, Kate Morton's debut novel, The House at Riverton, became a bestselling sensation and won the Richard and Judy Best Read of the year. This special tenth anniversary edition of Kate Morton's acclaimed debut features a new foreword from the author.

Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.

Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long-consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

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A rollicking good yarn of the sort you might devour in a single weekend
An extremely accomplished mystery story . . . haunting and enthralling . . . exquisite not only in the writing but also in the structure
Good Reading
An extraordinary debut . . . Told with a lovely turn of phrase by someone who knows how to eke out tantalising secrets and drama . . . A fascinating time in history, and Morton brings it to life with obvious attention to detail and thorough research
Sunday Telegraph

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  • North Shields Customer First Centre
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    Northumberland Square North Shields , NE30 1QU UNITED KINGDOM
  • 04 May 2017 19:00
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Kate Morton will be speaking about her books, The House at Riverton and The Lake house as part of the Big North Book Run festival.

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