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For three years she had dreamed of coming backâ€¦Sophie Monroe â€“ clever, passionate and incapable of fitting in â€“ returns to Jamaica, her childhood home, in the summer of 1903. Eden, the hauntingly beautiful plantation where she grew up, is nearly bankrupt. Her own inheritance, the old house at Fever Hill, is slipping into ruin. And her sister Madeleine is hiding something. But what? What could be so wrong that she cannot tell Sophie?
There seems to be nowhere to turn. Even Sophieâ€™s childhood hero Ben Kelly is avoiding her; for Ben has troubles of his own, as he struggles to forget an appalling childhood in the London slums. Soon Sophie finds herself facing not just a clash of loyalties but the savage prejudices of a colonial society. And, ultimately, both she and Ben must confront the ghosts of their own pastsâ€¦
Publication date: 04/07/2005
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||4th July 2005|
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
Michelle Paver was born in Malawi; 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 given up the law to write full-time. She is the author of Without Charity, A Place in the Hills, The Shadow Catcher and Fever Hill all published by Corgi.More About Michelle Paver