The Last Pearl: one magnificent gem; three lives bound together by fate ...1879, York.Greta Costello must rely on her wits to survive.
She finds refuge as a Saturday girl for an old jeweller, Saul Abrahams, and her eye for detail, her long fingers and appreciation of beauty persuade Saul to train her as a pearl stringer.
This skill will lead her through hardship and pain towards a new life. 1879, Scotland.Jem Baillie knows the immense power of a perfect pearl.
His father was a fisher on a tributary of the Tay river in Perthshire, Scotland, and together they found the rarest of pearls, a great white pearl they call Queenie.
When this is stolen from them, Eben vows revenge. Spanning generations and continents, tracing the rivers of Scotland and the Mississippi, The Last Pearlis a sweeping novel of desire and revenge, of family and freedom, and of one woman's journey to open the shell she has built around herself to reveal the true beauty within.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/01/2016
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9781471140969