We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

The secret hours
(Book)

Book Cover
Your Rating: 0 stars
Star rating for

NoveList Series:
Published:
London : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
Physical Desc:
487 pages ; 20 cm
Status:

Description

Arethusa Clayton has always been formidable, used to getting her own way. On her death, she leaves unexpected instructions. Instead of being buried in America, on the wealthy East Coast where she and her late husband raised their two children, Arethusa has decreed that her ashes be scattered in a remote corner of Ireland, on the hills overlooking the sea. All Arethusa ever told Faye was that she grew up in a poor farming family and left Ireland, alone, to start a new life in America as did so many in those times of hardship and famine. But who were her family in Ireland and where are they now? What was the real reason that she turned away from them? And who is the mysterious benefactor of a significant share of Arethusa's estate? Arethusa is gone. There is no one left to tell her story. Faye feels bereft, as if her mother's whole family has died with her. Leaving her own husband and children behind, she travels to the picturesque village of Ballinakelly, determined to fulfil her mother's last wish and to find out the reason for Arethusa's insistence on being laid to rest in this faraway land.

Also in This Series

Copies

Location
Call Number
Status
Colusa Main Branch Adult Collection
Fic
On Shelf

More Like This

More Copies In LINK+

Loading LINK+ Copies...

More Details

Format:
Book
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781471169656 (paperback), 1471169650 (paperback)

Notes

General Note
Includes excerpt from The temptation of Gracie.
General Note
First published: 2019.
Description
Arethusa Clayton has always been formidable, used to getting her own way. On her death, she leaves unexpected instructions. Instead of being buried in America, on the wealthy East Coast where she and her late husband raised their two children, Arethusa has decreed that her ashes be scattered in a remote corner of Ireland, on the hills overlooking the sea. All Arethusa ever told Faye was that she grew up in a poor farming family and left Ireland, alone, to start a new life in America as did so many in those times of hardship and famine. But who were her family in Ireland and where are they now? What was the real reason that she turned away from them? And who is the mysterious benefactor of a significant share of Arethusa's estate? Arethusa is gone. There is no one left to tell her story. Faye feels bereft, as if her mother's whole family has died with her. Leaving her own husband and children behind, she travels to the picturesque village of Ballinakelly, determined to fulfil her mother's last wish and to find out the reason for Arethusa's insistence on being laid to rest in this faraway land.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Montefiore, S. (2020). The secret hours. London, Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Montefiore, Santa, 1970-. 2020. The Secret Hours. London, Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Montefiore, Santa, 1970-, The Secret Hours. London, Simon & Schuster, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Montefiore, Santa. The Secret Hours. London, Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Staff View

Grouped Work ID:
5c891b62-f18e-52e7-dd75-25b4a4186889
Go To Grouped Work

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeJun 13, 2024 11:02:10 PM
Last File Modification TimeJun 13, 2024 11:02:22 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJun 13, 2024 11:02:18 PM

MARC Record

LEADER02637cam a2200469Mi 4500
001on1224153518
003OCoLC
00520210429125230.0
008200928t20202019enk    e      000 1 eng  
015 |a GBC016427 |2 bnb
019 |a 1110679750
020 |a 9781471169656 (paperback)
020 |a 1471169650 (paperback)
040 |a AU@ |b eng |e rda |c AU@ |d OCLCO |d OCLCF |d YDX |d UKMGB
049 |a CUPA
08204 |a 823.92 |2 23
1001 |a Montefiore, Santa, |d 1970- |e author.
24514 |a The secret hours / |c Santa Montefiore.
2641 |a London : |b Simon & Schuster, |c 2020.
2644 |c ©2019.
300 |a 487 pages ; |c 20 cm
336 |a text |b txt |2 rdacontent
337 |a unmediated |b n |2 rdamedia
338 |a volume |b nc |2 rdacarrier
500 |a Includes excerpt from The temptation of Gracie.
500 |a First published: 2019.
520 |a Arethusa Clayton has always been formidable, used to getting her own way. On her death, she leaves unexpected instructions. Instead of being buried in America, on the wealthy East Coast where she and her late husband raised their two children, Arethusa has decreed that her ashes be scattered in a remote corner of Ireland, on the hills overlooking the sea. All Arethusa ever told Faye was that she grew up in a poor farming family and left Ireland, alone, to start a new life in America as did so many in those times of hardship and famine. But who were her family in Ireland and where are they now? What was the real reason that she turned away from them? And who is the mysterious benefactor of a significant share of Arethusa's estate? Arethusa is gone. There is no one left to tell her story. Faye feels bereft, as if her mother's whole family has died with her. Leaving her own husband and children behind, she travels to the picturesque village of Ballinakelly, determined to fulfil her mother's last wish and to find out the reason for Arethusa's insistence on being laid to rest in this faraway land.
6500 |a Mothers |x Death |v Fiction.
6500 |a Family secrets |v Fiction.
6500 |a Inheritance and succession |v Fiction.
6500 |a Mothers and daughters |v Fiction.
6500 |a Funeral rites and ceremonies |v Fiction.
6500 |a Irish |z United States |v Fiction.
6510 |a Ireland |v Fiction.
6557 |a Domestic fiction. |2 lcgft
907 |a .b26839878
944 |e UP
945 |y .i84801347 |i 30738002035243 |l cola |s - |k  |u 7 |x 3 |w 1 |v 3 |t 0 |z 04-30-21 |o l |a Fic
9950 |a Loaded with m2btab.marciveb 2021-10
9950 |a Loaded with m2btab.marciveb 2021-05
9950 |a Loaded with m2btab.b 2021-04
998 |e - |d a  |f eng |a col