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The Silk Merchant's Daughter

Author(s): Dinah Jefferies

World fiction

NOW A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER
FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE
Dinah Jefferies' stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds...
1952, French Indochina. Since her mother's death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi. But the area is teeming with militant rebels who want to end French rule, by any means possible. For the first time, Nicole is awakened to the corruption of colonial rule - and her own family's involvement shocks her to the core...
Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she's always dreamed of. But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem?
The Silk Merchant's Daughteris a captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam.
%%%FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE
Dinah Jefferies' stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds...
1952, French Indochina. Since her mother's death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi. But the area is teeming with militant rebels who want to end French rule, by any means possible. For the first time, Nicole is awakened to the corruption of colonial rule - and her own family's involvement shocks her to the core...
Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she's always dreamed of. But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem?
The Silk Merchant's Daughteris a captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam.

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Beautifully written and heart-rending, this has a magical setting with a real sense of period Katie Fforde on 'The Tea Planter's Wife' A terrific emotional and atmospheric read Elizabeth Buchan on 'The Tea Planter's Wife' Dinah Jefferies has once again created a gloriously atmospheric and tension-filled novel. Immensely enjoyable, poignant and compelling. Isabel Wolff on 'The Tea Planter's Wife'

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. The Silk Merchant's Daughter is Dinah's third novel; her previous novels, The Separation and The Tea Planter's Wife, a Sunday Times bestseller, are both published by Penguin. She lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.

General Fields

  • : 9780241248621
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.282
  • : August 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dinah Jefferies
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 400