Silk Merchant's Daughter
Dinah Jefferies

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Narrated By: Eliza Parkes

Duration: 11 hours and 29 minutes

What to expect


Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Silk Merchant's Daughter by Dinah Jefferies, read by Eliza Parkes.

Dinah Jefferies' stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds...

1952, French Indochina. Since her mother's death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi. But the area is teeming with militant rebels who want to end French rule, by any means possible. For the first time, Nicole is awakened to the corruption of colonial rule - and her own family's involvement shocks her to the core...

Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she's always dreamed of. But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem?

The Silk Merchant's Daughter is a captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam.


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

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My ideal read; mystery, love heart-break and joy - I couldn't put it down

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A terrific emotional and atmospheric read

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Dinah Jefferies has once again created a gloriously atmospheric and tension-filled novel. Immensely enjoyable, poignant and compelling.