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The Sunlight On the Garden

(2006)
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In 1880, housemaid Ada Curtis bore the first of several illegitimate children from her employer, the son of a once-grand family now obsessed with its own threadbare nobility. More than a century later, inspired by the stories, re-inventions, and half-truths in her family's past, Elizabeth Speller - Gerald and Ada's great-granddaughter - sets out to trace the criss-crossing lines of their history. As she herself recovered from a mental breakdown, she began to wonder if that history offered any explanation of what had happened in her own life: What made my grandmother mad? What made us mad? The search resulted in a tale bringing vividly to life the passions and hopes of four generations, amid tales of wealth inherited and lost, eccentricity, sexual indiscretion, and madness.



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April 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sunlight On The Garden: A Family In Love, War And Madness
Author(s): Elizabeth Speller
ISBN: 1-86207-829-7 / 978-1-86207-829-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sunlight On The Garden: A Family In Love, War And Madness
Author(s): Elizabeth Speller
ISBN: 1-86207-925-0 / 978-1-86207-925-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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February 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sunlight On The Garden: A Family in Love, War and Madness
Author(s): Elizabeth Speller
Publisher: Granta Books
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