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The Curiosity Cabinet
Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 6 Min.
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Returning to the Hebridean island of Garve after 35 years, Alys falls in love with Donal, her childhood playmate. Interwoven with their story is that of Henrietta, held on an island against her will 300 years earlier. Linking the women are an enchanting embroidered curiosity cabinet, the tug of motherhood, and the island itself.
Scotland,1893. Nineteen-year-old Evelyn Ballantyre, the daughter of a wealthy landowner, has rarely strayed from her family's estate in the Scottish Borders. She was once close to her philanthropist father, but his silence over what really happened on the day a poacher was shot on estate land has come between them. An invitation to accompany her father to Canada is a chance for Evelyn to escape her limited existence.
Jenny Bowen is going home. Following an acrimonious split from her husband, she is quitting her job and moving back from London to the small town in the Scottish Highlands where she grew up. After tying up some last-minute loose ends, she rushes to Euston and boards the Caledonian Sleeper, headed north on a 500 mile, 10-hour journey through the night. As Jenny is getting settled in her cabin, she hears a commotion outside in the corridor.
Kitty Montrose is packing up her house and the memories that go with it. Under this roof, she's seen her children grow up, her grandchildren arrive, and her marriage come and go. Kitty knows better than most that the twists and turns of life can bring joy, despair and everything in between. But when she was a little girl, she had hoped for more. She dreamed of finding her true soul mate. Someone to laugh with, cry with and share her twilight years.
Eve and Dinah are everything to one another, never parted day or night. They are raised among the Children, a commune of strays and orphans ruled by Uncle, the mysterious patriarch. All they know is the grey Isle of Altnaharra which sits in the black sea off the wildest coast of Scotland. Eve loves the free, savage life of the Isle and longs to inherit Uncle's vision. She is untroubled save by her dreams of soft arms and a woman singing. Dinah longs for something other.
When Catherine moves several hundred miles away from her sister, Helen says, 'Phone calls aren't enough', but they make it easier to edit the truth. Helen can dismiss Gilbert and his enchanted Factory as 'weird' when she's never met him, and Catherine thinks Helen is foolish for loving the unreliable and dangerous Joe. Neither sees the perils concealed in what they have not told each other or guesses at the sinister connection between their separate lives.
Spring 1900. Ever since she was nine years old, Mairi McGloughlin has known she wants to be a farmer, but by the law of the land it's her scholarly brother, Ian, who will someday inherit. The next best thing might be to marry a farmer, and charming, confident Jack could be the perfect answer. But then there's Robin, her brother's best friend, more a man of books than of the land - and yet there's something about him.... But with the outbreak of the Great War, their choices change completely, and neither Mairi, Ian nor Robin can hope to escape unscathed.
Sky is devastated when she finds that her husband is in love with her oldest friend, Nick. She has lost the two most important men in her life and can't trust either of them again. To escape, she goes alone on a dream trip to Marrakech and meets Gail, on a mission to meet the father of her child, a man she loved but thought did not want her. There, Sky and Gail both find unexpected joys - and surprises. For Sky these lead to France, to a beautiful chateau and a family whose relationships seem as complicated as her own.
Anna and her best friend, George, meet every week to reminisce about their moments of glory over a glass or three of wine. When Anna is asked to look after the boy across the road for a few hours each week, she isn't sure. But she takes the job on, and a child's view of her world shows her a different place. George remembers a flat she stayed in when she ran away from home, and she'd love to see it again.
I found I didn't know who I had become. I couldn't find the woman you'd met. I only knew that if you didn't want her, neither did I. There is more than one way to stay close to someone...if you're prepared to do whatever it takes. Skye meets the feckless but handsome Johnny Strachan in the Alps, where she reluctantly falls into a heady love affair. At home, Johnny has promised to call her - this is just the beginning after all. But when Skye hears nothing from him, it seems it's actually the end.
A multi-generational novel that follows two women from the same family as each embarks on her own journey through single parenthood in the 1950s and the present day. It explores the varying perception of single parenthood and was inspired by Wallace's family as her grandmother raised her mother alone in the 1950s.