From the Publisher
From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The House at
Riverton, a novel that takes the reader on an unforgettable journey
through generations and across continents as two women try to
uncover their family's secret past
A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913.
She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase
containing a few clothes and a single book-a beautiful volume of
fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and
raised as their own. On her twenty-fi rst birthday, they tell her
the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and very little to
go on, "Nell" sets out to trace her real identity. Her quest leads
her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the
doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter,
Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell's death that all the
pieces of the puzzle are assembled. A spellbinding tale of mystery
and self-discovery, The Forgotten Garden will take hold of
your imagination and never let go.
About the Author
Kate Morton is a fiction writer who was born in South Australia in 1976. She earned a degree in Speech and Drama from Trinity College London, followed by an English Literature degree from the University of Queensland. One of her specializations has been studying tragedy in Victorian literature. Morton's novel "The Shifting Fog" has been translated into 12 languages, and she won the Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction Book of the Year in 2007.
About the Book
Kate Morton's second novel is a rich and satisfying mystery set in England and Australia of a woman's search for her identity.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: February 16, 2010
Publisher: Washington Square Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416550550
ISBN - 13: 9781416550556