The Memory Garden

The Memory Garden

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From the bestselling author of A Week in Paris, and the Richard & Judy Bookclub pick A Place of Secrets, comes a gripping and moving story of family secrets.

Lamorna Cove - a tiny bay in Cornwall, picturesque, unspoilt. A hundred years ago it was the haunt of a colony of artists. Today, Mel Pentreath hopes it is a place where she can escape the pain of her mother's death and a broken love affair, and gradually put her life back together.

Renting a cottage in the enchanting but overgrown grounds of Merryn Hall, Mel embraces her new surroundings and offers to help her landlord, Patrick Winterton, restore the garden. Soon she is daring to believe her life can be rebuilt. Then Patrick finds some old paintings in an attic, and as he and Mel investigate the identity of the artist, they are drawn into an extraordinary tale of illicit passion and thwarted ambition from a century ago, a tale that resonates in their own lives.

But how long can Mel's idyll last before reality breaks in and everything is threatened?

Praise for Rachel Hore's novels:

'A tour de force. Rachel's Paris is rich, romantic, exotic and mysterious' JUDY FINNIGAN
'An elegiac tale of wartime love and secrets' Telegraph
'A richly emotional story, suspenseful and romantic, but unflinching in its portrayal of the dreadful reality and legacy of war' Book of the Week, Sunday Mirror
'Pitched perfectly for a holiday read' Guardian
'Engrossing, pleasantly surprising and throughly readable' SANTA MONTEFIORE
'A beautifully written and magical novel about life, love and family' CATHY KELLY
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 27.94mm | 302g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1849835322
  • 9781849835329
  • 147,913

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'Compelling, engrossing and moving; a perfect holiday indulgence' -- Santa Montefiore on The Silent Tide 'A tour de force. Rachel's Paris is rich, romantic, exotic and mysterious' -- Judy Finnigan on A Week in Paris 'Engrossing and romantic, it's a wonderful story of family secrets and the choices women make' -- Jane Thynne on The Silent Tide 'With a serious eye for exquisite detail, Hore's latest, brilliantly crafted novel aptly follows a photographer, Lucy. She takes a journey to capture past, life-changing family secrets, embracing three generations along the way, across Cornwall, London East Anglia and Occupied France' * Mirror on A Gathering Storm * 'A fascinating, hugely readable book . . . Rachel Hore's research and her mastery of the subject is deeply impressive' -- Judy Finnigan on A Place of Secrets 'Another of this year's top offerings' * Daily Mail on The Glass Painter's Daughter * 'Pitched perfectly for a holiday read' * Guardian on The Memory Garden *
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About Rachel Hore

Rachel Hore worked in London publishing for many years before moving with her family to Norwich, where she taught publishing and creative writing at the University of East Anglia before becoming a full-time writer. She is married to the writer D. J. Taylor and they have three sons.
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2,203 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 27% (589)
4 38% (835)
3 27% (597)
2 7% (147)
1 2% (35)
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