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Summary

Eleanor Lee is fiercely independent. She has lived alone well into her nineties, despite her now near-total blindness. Now, finally, she has been persuaded by her children to move into a home. She employs Peter, a recent graduate nursing a broken heart, to spend the summer sorting through her attic – papers, photographs, books and letters – ahead of the move.

These fragments of her own history unleash in Eleanor a long-concealed story of forbidden love, betrayal, passion, grief and self-sacrifice; and in their unlikely friendship, something is unlocked in Peter's heart, too.

©2014 Nicci Gerrard (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"Subtle, poignant and tremendously skillful." ( The Observer)
"Beguiling, poignant, wonderful." ( The Sunday Express)
"Acutely observed and beautifully written." ( Woman & Home)

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the twilight hour

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The voice of the narrator was lovely. The story was magical and so descriptive. Almost like watching a film.
It made me think about life and passing.

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Loved this book.

Beautiful story, very well narrated. Interesting characters and torment and struggle deeply moving. Enjoy !

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fantastic

What a wonderful though provoking book so lovely to listen too Nicci Gerard is one of my favorite authors.

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Such a good listen.

I really enjoyed this audiobook. Well told story. The narration was excellent. Highly recommended book.

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Very nicely read

I would have liked to give this 3 1/2 stars as it wasn't quite a4 for me, but better than a 3!
Read VERY well ... I liked Eleanor hugely and do like books that include 'flashbacks.'

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