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The tea planter's wife: Dinah Jefferies.

The tea planter's wife: Dinah Jefferies.
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ISBN 9780241969564
Author Jefferies, Dinah, 1948-
Title The tea planter's wife [electronic resource] / Dinah Jefferies.
Publisher/Date [Harmondsworth] : Penguin, 2015.
Contents note Downloadable eBook.
Summary Note 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.
Target audience note Adult.
Subject British -- Sri Lanka -- Fiction
Tea plantations -- Sri Lanka -- Fiction
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