The Fever Tree (Paperback)
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The Fever Tree (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 03/01/2013
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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).

Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN: 9780670920907

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“Unusual historical novel”

I received this book as a recent birthday present, part of the “Richard & Judy 2013 Book Club”.

The year is 1880 and the story starts in London with Frances Irvine, recently orphaned from a mixed-class marriage.... More

Paperback edition
22nd April 2013
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“Enjoyable to the end!”

I bought this on a whim to try something different and different is what I got.
I really enjoyed this book. As mentioned by another reviewer, the imagery was fantastic! This book provided what I feel a good book... More

Paperback edition
30th May 2013
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“Vivid Descriptions”

I wasn't sure what to think when I first started this book.

Frances did not appeal to me at all and she is the main character.

A couple chapters in I was frustrated by her - she opted for paints and an easel... More

Paperback edition
18th April 2013
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