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Remembered Dreams

Remembered Dreams

(1999)
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Days after her mother dies, Josie Knight makes a startling discovery among her personal effects. Secreted within the clutter of the London house she will soon have to sell, lies a yellowing envelope in the folds of a treasured rocking chair. A gift that was never sent, a relic of a doomed romance? Somehow Josie is sure it conceals a story.

But there is no one left to tell it. Rumours surrounding her grandmother's transformation from American Southern belle to affluent English lady in the 1920s are part of family folklore. Why did Blanche marry so quickly? What was she running from? The rocking chair was hers, brought over from Savannah, Georgia, to the sprawling house under the South Downs where she lived for the rest her life, and where Josie remembers spending the happiest days of her childhood.

Something else, however, has been passed down through the generations. As she indulges her curiosity into her family's rich but often troubled history, Josie realizes she much act to prevent the dark pattern of her mother's and grandmother's lives forming once again in her own.

Contrasting the fortunes of four generations of women with the search for a family's roots, Remembered Dreams layers past and present with great skill and poignancy, concealing vital truths until the very last page.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Emma Dally has worked as a book editor, journalist and publisher for many years. She was Assistant Editor of Cosmopolitan and then Deputy Editor of SHE Magazine. She is currently Group Director of Books for Hearst Magazines UK. Emma is the author of several novels, a family memoir and a biography of her grandfather, the law reformer, Claud Mullins. Emma lives in London with her husband, the food and drinks writer Richard Ehrlich, with whom she has three children.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2000 : UK Hardback
Title: Remembered Dreams
Author(s): Emma Dally
ISBN: 0-7089-4307-1 / 978-0-7089-4307-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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November 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Remembered Dreams
Author(s): Emma Dally
ISBN: 0-316-64832-9 / 978-0-316-64832-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

June 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Remembered Dreams
Author(s): Emma Dally
ISBN: 0-7515-2848-X / 978-0-7515-2848-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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June 2001 : Paperback
Title: Remembered Dreams
Author(s): Emma Dally
ISBN: 4444407387 / 978-4444407380
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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Kindle Editions

April 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Remembered Dreams
Author(s): Emma Dally
Publisher: Hornbeam Press
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