Fever Hill

Fever Hill

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Nothing about Sophie Monroe is 'appropriate'. She's too outspoken, too determined, and her childhood hero, Ben Kelly, grew up in appalling poverty in the London slums. Her only haven is Eden, the hauntingly beautiful plantation in Jamaica, where her sister Madeleine leads a charmed existence with her husband and children. But when Sophie returns from England in the summer of 1903, she finds Eden on the brink of ruin. Nothing is as it seems. Ben is avoiding her, and Madeleine is hiding something. But what? What could be so wrong that she can't tell her own sister? Now Sophie must face not just a clash of loyalties, but the savage prejudices of colonial society. And finally, she must confront the ghosts of her own past...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 26mm | 299.38g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1 port.
  • 0552771260
  • 9780552771269
  • 726,733

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In this second novel in the trilogy, set among the lush and decaying sugar plantations of Jamaica, Sophie returns from England to face not just the savage prejudices of colonial society, but also the ghosts of her own past.show more

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" 'Epic...fully immerses the reader' Good Housekeeping. 'A richly atmospheric book full of menacing secrets and betrayal' Sunday Mirror. 'A powerful and richly atmospheric novel, with strong characters and a glorious setting' Family Circle."show more

About Michelle Paver

Michelle Paver was born in Malawl; her father was South African and her mother is Belgian. They moved to England when she was small and she was brought up in Wimbledon, where she still lives. After gaining a first in biochemistry at Oxford she became a lawyer and was until recently a partner of a large City law firm, specialising in patent litigation. She has now givenshow more

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119 ratings
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5 27% (32)
4 43% (51)
3 24% (28)
2 4% (5)
1 3% (3)
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