No Place for a Lady

No Place for a Lady

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The Boer War is razing South Africa to the ground. In the midst of these horrors are three women fighting for love, survival and justice: Sarah, an angelically beautiful nurse from England; Louise, her madcap friend; and the dynamic campaigner, Emily Hobhouse. As their dramas unfold, so too does the history of the war - the events that turned what was intended to be a quick annexation of the Boers into a protracted, savage conflict. In this compelling novel, with its unforgettable characters, Ann Harries brings South Africa's colonial past vividly more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 200 x 28mm | 322.05g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747578966
  • 9780747578963
  • 1,252,454

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'It is big and it is clever ... Harries writes with verve and intelligence' Kate Saunders, The Times 'Original and exciting, this tale is full of period detail' Woman and Home 'A fine piece of writing, subtle and never sentimental' Daily Mail 'A sweeping story of love and tragedy, it is packed with unforgettable characters' Choiceshow more

About Ann Harries

Ann Harries was born and educated in Cape Town, where she worked in township schools and community centres. On moving to England she became active in the anti-apartheid movement. The author of the acclaimed Manly Pursuits, she divides her time between the Cotswolds and South more

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19 ratings
2.94 out of 5 stars
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3 63% (12)
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