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  • Published: 14 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529112276
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $24.00
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Islands of Mercy




An audacious novel about destiny and desire from the incomparable Rose Tremain

'Triumphant, and beautifully told...one of the best novelists writing today' Guardian

All must gamble with their fate. But not all can win...

In the city of Bath, in the year 1865 Jane Adeane, renowned for her restorative 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...
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Praise for ISLANDS OF MERCY:
'So emotionally sophisticated, so deft with shade and light' Sunday Times
'One of our most accomplished novelists' Observer
'One of my favourite writers' Nina Stibbe

  • Published: 14 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529112276
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $24.00
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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