The forgotten letters of Esther Durrant
—Nunn, Kayte, author.
Book
2020
1 available of 8 items

1951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther's prison but soon surprisingly becomes her refuge. 2018. Free-spirited marine scientist Rachel Parker embarks on a research posting in the Isles of Scilly, off the Cornish coast. When a violent storm forces her to take shelter on a far-flung island, she discovers a collection of hidden love letters. Captivated by their passion and tenderness, Rachel determines to track down the intended recipient. But she has no idea of the far-reaching consequences her decision will bring. Meanwhile, in London, Eve is helping her grandmother, a renowned mountaineer, write her memoirs. When she is contacted by Rachel, it sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to reveal secrets kept buried for more than sixty years.

Item Details
Subjects:
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Islands -- England -- Fiction.
Isles of Scilly (England) -- Fiction.
Love-letters -- Fiction.
Nineteen fifties -- Fiction.
Psychiatric hospital patients -- England -- Fiction.
Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Women -- Institutional care -- Fiction.
Women marine scientists -- Australia -- Fiction.
Genre:
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN:
9780062970589
0062970585
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Description:
375, 10 pages ; 21 cm
Notes:
Originally published: Sydney, NSW : Hachette Australia, 2019.
Includes Behind the Book essay and reading group guide.
Includes bibliographical references.
Link to PAC
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