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The Tea Planter's Wife : a Novel

by Jefferies, Dinah, 1948- (Author)

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1920s Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Gwendolyn, a young Englishwoman, marries Laurence, an older widower and tea plantation owner. At first Gwen finds it hard to adjust to the customs and racial issues, but on discovering she is pregnant Gwen is determined to be a good mother and a support to her husband.... Full description

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Summary: 1920s Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Gwendolyn, a young Englishwoman, marries Laurence, an older widower and tea plantation owner. At first Gwen finds it hard to adjust to the customs and racial issues, but on discovering she is pregnant Gwen is determined to be a good mother and a support to her husband. When Laurence's sister Verity visits, questions are raised about Laurence's first marriage and secrets about his past.
Item Description: "Originally published in Great Britain by Penguin Books, Ltd., London, England, in 2015."--Title page verso.
Physical Description: 418 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-418).
ISBN: 0451495977
9780451495976
Author Notes: Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaysia and moved to England at the age of nine. The Tea Planter's Wife is her US debut.
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