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The Separation

The Separation

  • Title: The Separation
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  • ISBN : 9780241967669
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 456 pages


What happens when a mother and her daughters are separated, and who do they become when they believe it might be forever Malaya 1955 It s the eve of the Cartwright family s departure from Malaya Eleven year old Emma can t understand why they re leaving without their mother, or why her taciturn father is refusing to answer her questions.Returning from a visit to a friend What happens when a mother and her daughters are separated, and who do they become when they believe it might be forever Malaya 1955 It s the eve of the Cartwright family s departure from Malaya Eleven year old Emma can t understand why they re leaving without their mother, or why her taciturn father is refusing to answer her questions.Returning from a visit to a friend sick with polio, Emma s mother, Lydia, arrives home to an empty house there s no sign of her husband Alec, her daughters, or even the servants The telephone line is dead Acting on information from Alec s boss, Lydia embarks on a dangerous journey across civil war torn Malaya to find her family The Separation is a heart wrenching page turner, set in 1950s Malaya and post war England


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The Separation Reviews (31)

  • Dinah Jefferies just does it for me I love her writing and the way she creates characters that you just connect with The locations are a big part of her books and always at a point of political upheaval In this book, Malaya is the country experiencing the political changes and as a result, Lydia los [..]

  • Malayan Emergency, the year is 1955, which is when the Malayan guerrilla war was being fought for an Anti British government in Malaya The period of Insurgency has occurred just after the Japanese troops left the country followed by Malayan economic disruption The war is at its full form, and the re [..]

  • Having being absolutely captivated by the authors debut novel, I was looking forward to this second exploration of historical fiction set in a mysterious and exotic location The author creates a very vivid portrait of 1950s Malaya I had to Google its exact location in the world, I have to admit I wa [..]

  • EstrangementThe Separation is a book about a devastating impromptu separation between a mother and her daughters What were the unknown events that led to the separation, was it accidental or planned Were her family murdered, kidnapped or was it a deliberate estrangement The unknown sends Lydia into [..]

  • The Separation mi a pl cut cel mai mult dintre cele trei c r i citite de la Dinah Jefferies Este romanul ei de debut i mi se pare pu in ciudat c nu a fost tradus i la noi Sper c totu i se va traduce, pentru c merit citit E o dram de familie profund , care mi a intrat n suflet Nu mai vorbesc din nou [..]

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