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  • Published: 10 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473573796
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368
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Islands of Mercy




A playful and sweeping Victorian novel from a literary titan

From the tea shops of 1860s Bath and the bohemian London art world, via the morgues of Paris and the jungles of Borneo, this is an epic, many-peopled novel centring on Jane Adeane, a young Englishwoman and nurse, who is torn between the pursuit of happiness with her female lover and society’s dreary expectations that she marry a seemingly-respectable doctor.

With astonishing moments of high drama this is a novel about transgression that is powered by writing of exceptional energy. Sexual pleasure and grizzly violence both have their part to play in this story set in the past which speaks to many burning issues in the present.

Islands of Mercy is a novel to light up the senses from the queen of historical literary fiction.

  • Published: 10 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473573796
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368
Categories:

About the author

Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain’s novels and short stories have been published in thirty countries and have won many awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Dylan Thomas Award (The Colonel's Daughter and Other Stories), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence) and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Sacred Country). Her most recent novel, The Gustav Sonata, was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. It won the National Jewish Book Award in the US, the South Bank Sky Arts Award in the UK and was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007 and a Dame in 2020. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.

www.rosetremain.co.uk

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