The Fever Tree, Paperback Book

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The critically acclaimed debut novel The Fever Tree, by Jennifer McVeigh, a Richard and Judy bookclub pick.1880, South Africa - a land torn apart by greed...Frances Irvine, left penniless after her father's sudden death, is forced to emigrate to the Cape.

In this barren country, she meets two very different men - one driven by ambition, the other by ideals.

When a smallpox outbreak sends her to the diamond mines, she is drawn into a ruthless world of greed and exploitation, of human lives crushed in the scramble for power.

But here - at last - she sees her path to happiness.

Torn between passion and integrity, she makes a choice that has devastating consequences...'Place and people come alive in this book... a gripping story' Kim Edwards, author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter'I loved it.

It's a beautifully written novel of great feeling' Rachel Hore, best-selling author of The Place of Secrets'Engrossing, emotionally poised and elegantly written - I absolutely loved it' Vanora Bennett, author of The People's Queen'A compelling read with a Gone with the Wind feel to it - I was hooked' Katharine McMahon, author of The Alchemist's Daughter'An epic story of love, deception and courage' Patricia Wastvedt, author of The German Boy

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780670920907

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