Islands of Mercy

Hardback edition released 10/09/2020

by Rose Tremain

Islands of Mercy Synopsis

'A hell of a read... more absorbing than most fiction I've read this year' Sunday Times She was 'The Angel of the Baths', the one woman whose touch everybody yearned for. Yet she would do more. She was certain of that. In the city of Bath, in the year 1865, an extraordinary young woman renowned for her nursing 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. Islands of Mercy is a novel that ignites the senses, and is a bold exploration of the human urge to seek places of sanctuary in a pitiless world. 'One of our most accomplished novelists' Observer 'I loved it, and the images continue to haunt me months later. It offered me the perfect escape' The Lady, Books of the Year 2020

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781784743314
Publication date: 10th September 2020
Author: Rose Tremain
Publisher: Chatto & Windus an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 368 pages
Primary Genre Historical fiction

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About 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), the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger (Sacred Country) and the South Bank Sky Arts Award (The Gustav Sonata). Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007 and a Dame in 2020. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes. Of Islands of Mercy, Rose Tremain writes: 'This novel explores the primal and ...

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