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  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Summer 1924: on the night of a glittering society party by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses are sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, and they 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.  

Set as the Edwardian summer finally surrenders to the decadent twenties, The Shifting Fog is a multi-million-copy bestselling novel and one of the most successful debuts of all time.

©2006 Kate Morton. ‘Ten Years; or, Time Capsules, Tapestries and the Art of Learning to Let Go’ Copyright Kate Morton 2017. (P)2023 Bolinda Publishing

Critic Reviews

"Combines a rich historical setting with a powerful emotional drama – and a gripping mystery." (The Australian Women's Weekly)

"An extraordinary debut." (The Sunday Telegraph)

"A rollicking good yarn of the sort you might devour in a single weekend." (Vogue)

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It’s long!

So much to like in this novel but maybe I’m alone in thinking it could have be shorter! It’s a very well constructed story with a huge amount of detail, perhaps necessary to connect past and future events. Emelia Fox’s narration is excellent and kept me listening, I’m not sure if I’d have persisted without a narrator of her quality.

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