The Fever Tree, Paperback

The Fever Tree Paperback



The critically acclaimed debut novel The Fever Tree, by Jennifer McVeigh, a Richard and Judy bookclub pick. 1880, South Africa - a land torn apart by greed...Frances Irvine, left penniless after her father's sudden death, is forced to emigrate to the Cape.

In this barren country, she meets two very different men - one driven by ambition, the other by ideals.

When a smallpox outbreak sends her to the diamond mines, she is drawn into a ruthless world of greed and exploitation, of human lives crushed in the scramble for power.

But here - at last - she sees her path to happiness.

Torn between passion and integrity, she makes a choice that has devastating consequences..."Place and people come alive in this book...a gripping story." (Kim Edwards, author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter). "I loved it. It's a beautifully written novel of great feeling." (Rachel Hore, best-selling author of The Place of Secrets). "Engrossing, emotionally poised and elegantly written - I absolutely loved it." (Vanora Bennett, author of The People's Queen). "A compelling read with a Gone with the Wind feel to it - I was hooked." (Katharine McMahon, author of The Alchemist's Daughter). "An epic story of love, deception and courage." (Patricia Wastvedt, author of The German Boy).


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780670920907



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