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              The Lost Jewels

              The Lost Jewels (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Manning, Kirsty

              • RRP: $32.99
              • $24.74
              • Save $8.25
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              Why would someone bury a bucket of precious jewels and gemstones and never return? From the author of The Jade Lily comes a thrilling modern-day treasure hunt brimming with family secrets. In the summer of 1912, a workman's pickaxe strikes through the basement floor of an old ten...ement house in Cheapside, London, uncovering a cache of unimaginably valuable treasure that quickly disappears again. Present day. When respected jewellery historian, Kate Kirby, receives a call about the Cheapside jewels, she knows she's on the brink of the experience of a lifetime. As Kate peels back the layers of London's stories of plague, fire and political turmoil, she is forced to explore long-buried family secrets. Secrets concerning Essie, her great-grandmother, and her life in Edwardian London. Soon, Kate's past and present threaten to collide and the truths about her family lie waiting to be revealed. Inspired by a true story, The Lost Jewels unfolds an incredible story of mystery, thievery, sacrifice and hope through the generations of one family. Praise for The Jade Lily: 'Kirsty Manning has woven, blended, sewn the threads of history, family secrets, the past and the present into a page-turning, beautiful novel. Her talent for researching and writing a seamless dual-narrative story with characters reflecting tragedy and trauma lived, and survived, will enthral and educate. Her approach and style to the multiple cultures and countries reinforces that humanity will rise above evil. The Jade Lily is a story rich in the elements of plot, characters, and unselfish love leading to hope: the last thing to die.' - Heather Morris, author of the bestselling The Tattooist of Auschwitz
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              ISBN 9781760528102
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Jade Lily

              The Jade Lily (Paperback)

              By Manning, Kirsty

              • RRP: $14.99
              • $11.24
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              'Kirsty Manning has woven, blended, sewn the threads of history, family secrets, the past and the present into a page-turning, beautiful novel. Her talent for researching and writing a seamless dual-narrative story with characters reflecting tragedy and trauma lived, and survived..., will enthral and educate. Her approach and style to the multiple cultures and countries reinforces that humanity will rise above evil. The Jade Lily is a story rich in the elements of plot, characters, and unselfish love leading to hope: the last thing to die.' - Heather Morris, author of the bestselling The Tattooist of Auschwitz In 2016, fleeing London with a broken heart, Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents, Romy and Wilhelm, when her grandfather is dying. With only weeks left together, her grandparents begin to reveal the family mysteries they have kept secret for more than half a century. In 1939, two young girls meet in Shanghai, the 'Paris of the East': beautiful local Li and Viennese refugee Romy form a fierce friendship. But the deepening shadows of World War Two fall over the women as Li and Romy slip between the city's glamorous French Concession and the desperate Shanghai Ghetto. Eventually, they are forced separate ways as Romy doubts Li's loyalties. After Wilhelm dies, Alexandra flies to Shanghai, determined to trace her grandparents' past. As she peels back the layers of their hidden lives, she begins to question everything she knows about her family - and herself. A gorgeously told tale of female friendship, the price of love, and the power of hardship and courage to shape us all. 'Manning renders Shanghai as a riot of flavors, sights, and sounds, its elegance clashing against gritty poverty in this exquisite window into the past.' - Booklist, starred review 'Lovers of Fiona McIntosh and Natasha Lester will relish this quality escape - one that promises to take you to places you've never been before, and will no doubt inspire a few readers to discover
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              ISBN 9781760876173
              Published AU 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Midsummer Garden

              The Midsummer Garden (Paperback)

              By Manning, Kirsty

              • RRP: $14.99
              • $11.24
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              From medieval France to contemporary Tasmania, two remarkable women discover their strengths, passions and loves.

              ISBN 9781760632441
              Published AU 21 Feb 2018
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Lost Jewels
                

              The Lost Jewels (EPUB ebook)

              By Manning, Kirsty

              From the bestselling author of The Jade Lily comes a thrilling modern-day treasure hunt brimming with family secrets.

              ISBN 9781760873868
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              Language en
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Jade Lily
                

              The Jade Lily (EPUB ebook)

              By Manning, Kirsty

              The Jade Lily is a sweeping story of friendship, loyalty, love and identity from the popular author of The Midsummer Garden.

              ISBN 9781760635640
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              Language en
              Published AU 24 Apr 2018
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit or 52 loans. view?
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              The Midsummer Garden
                

              The Midsummer Garden (EPUB ebook)

              By Manning, Kirsty

              From medieval France to contemporary Tasmania, two remarkable women discover their strengths, passions and loves.

              ISBN 9781925576528
              Available in EPUB
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              Language en
              Published AU 29 Mar 2017
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Song of the Jade Lily: A Novel
               

              The Song of the Jade Lily: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Manning, Kirsty

              • RRP: $32.99
              • $26.39
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              Originally published as The Jade Lily in Australia in 2018 by Allen & Unwin --Copyright page.

              ISBN 9780062882011
              Released AU 28 Nov 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Lost Jewels
                

              The Lost Jewels (Hardback)

              By Manning, Kirsty

              • RRP: $52.99
              • $42.39
              • Save $10.60
              • Pub Date
                4 Aug 20

              From the author of The Song of the Jade Lily comes a thrilling story of a family secret that leads to a legendary treasure. Why would someone bury a bucket of precious jewels and gemstones and never return? Present Day. When respected American jewelry historian, Kate Kirby, recei...ves a call about the Cheapside jewels, she knows she's on the brink of the experience of a lifetime. But the trip to London forces Kate to explore secrets that have long been buried by her own family. Back in Boston, Kate has uncovered a series of sketches in her great-grandmother's papers linking her suffragette great-grandmother Essie to the Cheapside collection. Could these sketches hold the key to Essie's secret life in Edwardian London? In the summer of 1912, impoverished Irish immigrant Essie Murphy happens to be visiting her brother when a workman's pickaxe strikes through the floor of an old tenement house in Cheapside, near St. Paul's Cathedral in London. The workmen uncover a stash of treasure--from Ottoman pendants to Elizabethan and Jacobean gems--and then the finds disappear again! Could these jewels--one in particular--change the fortunes of Essie and her sisters? Together with photographer Marcus Holt, Kate Kirby chases the history of the Cheapside gems and jewels, especially the story of a small diamond champleve enamel ring. Soon, everything Kate believes about her family, gemology, and herself will be threatened. Based on a fascinating true story, The Lost Jewels is a riveting historical fiction novel that will captivate readers from the beginning to the unforgettable, surprising end.
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              ISBN 9780063007147
              Released AU 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher William Morrow & Company
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 4 Aug 2020
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              The Lost Jewels
                

              The Lost Jewels (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Manning, Kirsty

              • RRP: $32.99
              • $26.39
              • Save $6.60
              • Pub Date
                4 Aug 20

              From the author of The Song of the Jade Lily comes a thrilling story of a family secret that leads to a legendary treasure. Why would someone bury a bucket of precious jewels and gemstones and never return? Present Day. When respected American jewelry historian, Kate Kirby, recei...ves a call about the Cheapside jewels, she knows she's on the brink of the experience of a lifetime. But the trip to London forces Kate to explore secrets that have long been buried by her own family. Back in Boston, Kate has uncovered a series of sketches in her great-grandmother's papers linking her suffragette great-grandmother Essie to the Cheapside collection. Could these sketches hold the key to Essie's secret life in Edwardian London? In the summer of 1912, impoverished Irish immigrant Essie Murphy happens to be visiting her brother when a workman's pickaxe strikes through the floor of an old tenement house in Cheapside, near St. Paul's Cathedral in London. The workmen uncover a stash of treasure--from Ottoman pendants to Elizabethan and Jacobean gems--and then the finds disappear again! Could these jewels--one in particular--change the fortunes of Essie and her sisters? Together with photographer Marcus Holt, Kate Kirby chases the history of the Cheapside gems and jewels, especially the story of a small diamond champleve enamel ring. Soon, everything Kate believes about her family, gemology, and herself will be threatened. Based on a fascinating true story, The Lost Jewels is a riveting historical fiction novel that will captivate readers from the beginning to the unforgettable, surprising end.
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              ISBN 9780062882028
              Released AU 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher William Morrow & Company
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 4 Aug 2020
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              The Jade Lily
                

              The Jade Lily (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Manning, Kirsty

              • RRP: $59.99
              • $59.99
              • To Order/ Indent titles

              Praise for The Midsummer Garden'This is a rich, sensual, and evocative novel, fragrant with the smell of crushed herbs and flowers, and haunted by the high cost that women must sometimes pay to find both love and their vocation.' Kate Forsyth'...compelling, passionate and admirab...le.' Australian Women's WeeklyIn 2016, fleeing London with a broken heart, Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents, Romy and Wilhelm, when her grandfather is dying. With only weeks left together, her grandparents begin to reveal the family mysteries they have kept secret for more than half a century. In 1939, two young girls meet in Shanghai, the 'Paris of the East': beautiful local Li and Viennese refugee Romy form a fierce friendship. But the deepening shadows of World War Two fall over the women as Li and Romy slip between the city's glamorous French Concession and the desperate Shanghai Ghetto. Eventually, they are forced separate ways as Romy doubts Li's loyalties.After Wilhelm dies, Alexandra flies to Shanghai, determined to trace her grandparents' past. As she peels back the layers of their hidden lives, she begins to question everything she knows about her family - and herself. A gorgeously told tale of female friendship, the price of love, and the power of hardship and courage to shape us all.
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              ISBN 9781525277153
              Released AU 1 May 2018
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
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