Reviews

  • Beautifully written and heart rending, this has a magical setting with a real sense of period.

    Katie Fforde, author of A Vintage Wedding and A French Affair
  • A gloriously atmospheric and tension-filled novel that centres on the separation of a mother anher child. Immensely enjoyable, poignant and compelling'

    Isabel Wolff, author of Ghostwritten
  • Vibrant and compelling - Dinah Jefferies perfectly captures the flavour of colonial Ceylon

    Rosanna Ley, author of The Saffron Trail
  • A wonderful book... intensely moving and beautifully observed. Dinah Jefferies brings to the story a power and intensity that drew me in and wouldn't let me go in this intimate and emotional tale that explores where the boundaries of love lie

    Kate Furnivall, author of The Italian Wife
  • Captivating, powerful and passionate

    Deborah Rodriguez on 'The Separation'
  • A richly detailed story... as intimate as a kiss and as sharp as the blade of a knife

    David Gilham on The Separation
  • I simply didn't want to put it down. Vivid and atmospheric - you can smell the tropics, feel the drenching heat...

    Isabel Wolff on The Separation
  • Dark secrets lie at every turn, hidden beneath layers of 1920s racism and the fearfulness of a crumbling colonial power, making for a thoroughly gripping tale. But what I loved most of all. . . is the moving way in which Dinah writes about the loss of children and the redemptive power of love.

    Liz Trenow
  • A terrific and atmospheric read

    Elizabeth Buchan
  • I was spellbound from beginning to end

    Deborah Rodriguez

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