Friday, 25 January 2013

'The Fever Tree' by Jennifer McVeigh

 
Release date: 3rd January 2013
Published by: Penguin USA
ISBN No: 978 0670920907
 
 

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...Places and people come alive in this book.
 
 
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