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The Tea Planter's Wife


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Two newlyweds- practically strangers, deeply in love, and each hiding a secret from the other . . .

About the Author

Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaysia and moved to England at the age of nine. She has worked in education, lived in a commune and exhibited work as an artist. Dinah's first novel,The Separation, was published by Viking in 2014; The Tea Planter's Wife is her second novel. She is a contributor to the Guardian and other newspapers and lives in Gloucestershire with her husband @DinahJefferies


My ideal read; mystery, love, heart-break and joy - I couldn't put it down

-- Santa Montefiore
Beautifully written and heart rending, this has a magical setting with a real sense of period. -- Katie Fforde
A gloriously atmospheric and tension-filled novel that centres on the separation of a mother and her child. Immensely enjoyable, poignant and compelling -- Isabel Wolff
Vibrant and compelling - Dinah Jefferies perfectly captures the flavour of colonial Ceylon -- Rosanna Ley
I was spellbound from beginning to end -- Deborah Rodriguez
A wonderful book, deeply touching and an unforgettable read that swept me away. I loved it. -- Kate Furnivall
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. . . is the moving way in which Dinah writes about the loss of children and the redemptive power of love. -- Liz Trenow
A terrific emotional and atmospheric read -- Elizabeth Buchan
Deeply atmospheric and utterly engrossing -- Lucy Cruickshanks
Rich and incredibly evocative, historical fiction at its's just spellbinding * Sunday Express *

A full-blown escape into the past

* Independent *
A gripping tale of love, jealousy, greed and tragedy * Woman and Home *

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