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#1 International bestselling novel set in 1920s Ceylon, about a young Englishwoman who marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he's keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences



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Dinah Jefferies

FROM THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE and TOP 10 SELLING THE SILK MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER

WHAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT DINAH JEFFERIES'S BOOKS:

"My ideal read; mystery, love, heart-break and joy - I couldn't put it down." - Santa Montefiore - author of The Beekeeper's Daughter

"It is a terrific and atmospheric read, full of riveting detail, and very emotional too. I am sure it will be a big success." - Elizabeth Buchan - author of I Can't Begin to Tell You

"The characters come alive moment by moment, as the secrets are unraveled ... I was spell bound from beginning to end by the emotional twist and turns. Dinah Jefferies has hit a home run with this fabulous novel." - Deborah Rodriguez - author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

"Dark secrets lie at every turn, hidden beneath layers of 1920s racism and the fearfulness of a crumbling colonial power, making for a thoroughly gripping tale. But what I loved most of all, underpinning the whole narrative, is the moving way in which Dinah writes about the loss of children and the redemptive power of love." - Liz Trenow - author of The Poppy Factory

"Dinah Jefferies has once again created a gloriously atmospheric and tension-filled novel. Immensely enjoyable, poignant and compelling." - Isabel Wolff - author of Ghostwritten

"Beautifully written and heart rending ... a magical setting with a real sense of period." - Katie Fforde - author of A Vintage Wedding & A French Affair

"Vibrant and compelling - Dinah Jefferies perfectly captures the flavor of colonial Ceylon." - Rosanna Ley - author of The Saffron Trail

"The Tea Planter's Wife is a wonderful book on so many levels, intensely moving and beautifully observed. I was enthralled from start to finish ... Ceylon leaps to life in dazzlingly lush detail. The sights, sounds and smells are masterfully conjured. Dinah Jefferies brings to the story a power and intensity that drew me in and wouldn't let me go in this intimate and emotional tale that explores where the boundaries of love lie. A deeply touching and unforgettable read that swept me away. I loved it." - Kate Furnivall - author of The Italian Wife
'A powerful story of love and loss that is utterly captivating. Dinah Jefferies skilfully captures this fragile moment of history in a complex and thrilling tale.'
Kate Furnivall - bestselling author of 'The Russian Concubine','The White Pearl' and several others.

'I LOVED it! Dinah Jefferies writes beautifully.'
Lucinda Riley - bestselling author of 'The Light Behind the Window' and several others.

'The Separation is as intimate as a kiss and as sharp as the blade of a knife.'
David Gillham - author of NYT bestseller 'City



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