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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Palace of Tears
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'Angie loved Mr Fox's magnificent, absurd hotel. In fact, it was her one true great love. But ... today Angie was so cross, so fed up with everybody and everything, she would probably cheer if a wave of fire swept over the cliff and engulfed the Palace and all its guests.

'A sweltering summer's day, January 1914: the charismatic and ruthless Adam Fox throws a lavish birthday party for his son and heir at his elegant clifftop hotel in the Blue Mountains. Everyone is invited except Angie, the girl from the cottage next door. The day will end in tragedy, a punishment for a family's secrets and lies.

'In 2013, Fox's granddaughter Lisa, seeks the truth about the past. Who is this Angie her mother speaks of: 'the girl who broke all our hearts'? Why do locals call Fox's hotel the 'palace of tears'? Behind the grandeur and glamour of its famous guests and glittering parties, Lisa discovers a hidden history of passion and revenge, loyalty and love.

'A grand piano burns in the night, a seance promises death or forgiveness, a fire rages in a snowstorm, a painter's final masterpiece inspires betrayal, a child is given away. With twist upon twist, this lush, strange mystery withholds its shocking truth to the very end.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my mother, Helen

  • Other formats: Also sound recording, ebook

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2015 .
      image of person or book cover 5787921485479336516.png
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 560p.
      Note/s:
      • Published May 2015
      ISBN: 9781760111601
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2016 .
      image of person or book cover 1913366268320257991.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 551p.
      Edition info: 2nd ed.
      Note/s:
      • Published June 2016
      ISBN: 9781760292591

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Liz Walsh , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 September 2015; (p. 28)

— Review of Palace of Tears Julian Leatherdale , 2015 single work novel
Mr Fox's Fabulous Folly Julian Leatherdale , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Good Reading , June 2015; (p. 30-33.)
Julian Leatherdale : Palace of Tears Jeannette Delamoir , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , June 2015;

— Review of Palace of Tears Julian Leatherdale , 2015 single work novel
Julian Leatherdale : Palace of Tears Jeannette Delamoir , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , June 2015;

— Review of Palace of Tears Julian Leatherdale , 2015 single work novel
[Untitled] Liz Walsh , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 September 2015; (p. 28)

— Review of Palace of Tears Julian Leatherdale , 2015 single work novel
Mr Fox's Fabulous Folly Julian Leatherdale , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Good Reading , June 2015; (p. 30-33.)
Last amended 15 May 2018 10:15:20
Settings:
  • Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1914
  • 2013
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