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Islands of Mercy

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She was ''The Angel of the Baths'', the one woman whose touch everybody yearned for. Yet she would do more. She was certain of that. In the city of Bath, in the year 1865, an extraordinary young woman renowned for her nursing skills is convinced that some other destiny will one day show itself to her. But when she finds herself torn between a dangerous affair with a female lover and the promise of a conventional marriage to an apparently respectable doctor, her desires begin to lead her towards a future she had never imagined. Meanwhile, on the wild island of Borneo, an eccentric British ''rajah'', Sir Ralph Savage, overflowing with philanthropy but compromised by his passions, sees his schemes relentlessly undermined by his own fragility, by man''s innate greed and by the invasive power of the forest itself. Jane''s quest for an altered life and Sir Ralph''s endeavours become locked together as the story journeys across the globe - from the confines of an English tearoom to the rainforests of a tropical island via the slums of Dublin and the transgressive fancy-dress boutiques of Paris. Islands of Mercy is a novel that ignites the senses, and is a bold exploration of the human urge to seek places of sanctuary in a pitiless world.


A hell of a read - so emotionally sophisticated, so deft with shade and light, more absorbing than most fiction I've read this year Johanna Thomas-Corr Sunday Times

Product details

Authors Rose Tremain
Publisher Chatto and Windus
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.05.2020
EAN 9781784743321
ISBN 978-1-78474-332-1
No. of pages 356
Dimensions 152 mm x 232 mm x 28 mm
Series 201 GRAND
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature > Contemporary literature (from 1945)

Dublin, Borneo, Sagas, FICTION / Historical / General, FICTION / Women, FICTION / Sagas, France, c 1800 to c 1900, Ireland, Bath, Somerset, Bristol, Paris (City), Modern and contemporary fiction, Narrative theme: Love and relationships, 1837–1901 (Victorian period), Modern and contemporary Fiction (post 1945)

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