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The Fever Tree

By Jennifer. McVeigh

Having drawn comparisons to Gone with the Wind and Out of Africa, The Fever Tree is a page-turner of the very first order.
 
In London she was caged by society.
In South Africa, she is dangerously free.


Frances Irvine, left destitute in the wake of her father’s sudden death, has been forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in London and emigrate to the Southern Cape of Africa. 1880 South Africa is a country torn apart by greed. In this remote and inhospitable land she becomes entangled with two very different men—one driven by ambition, the other by his ideals. Only when the rumor of a smallpox epidemic takes her into the dark heart of the diamond mines does she see her path to happiness.
 
But this is a ruthless world of avarice and exploitation, where the spoils of the rich come at a terrible human cost and powerful men will go to any lengths to keep the mines in operation. Removed from civilization and disillusioned by her isolation, Frances must choose between passion and integrity, a decision that has devastating consequences.
 
The Fever Tree is a compelling portrait of colonial South Africa, its raw beauty and deprivation alive in equal measure. But above all it is a love story about how—just when we need it most—fear can blind us to the truth. 
 

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Format: Book
Author: McVeigh, Jennifer.
Summary: South Africa, 1880. Frances Irvine, destitute in the wake of her father's sudden death, is forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in London and emigrate to the Cape. In this remote and inhospitable land she becomes entangled with two very different men, leading her into the dark heart of the diamond mines. Torn between passion and integrity, she makes a choice that has devastating consequences.
Title: The fever tree / Jennifer McVeigh.
Publisher Date: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2013.
Subject: Women -- England -- Fiction British -- South Africa -- Fiction. Diamond mines and mining -- South Africa -- Fiction. Smallpox -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780399158247 0399158243
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F McVeigh
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Bib Id: 425091

Format: Book
Author: McVeigh, Jennifer.
Summary: South Africa, 1880. Frances Irvine, destitute in the wake of her father's sudden death, is forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in London and emigrate to the Cape. In this remote and inhospitable land she becomes entangled with two very different men, leading her into the dark heart of the diamond mines. Torn between passion and integrity, she makes a choice that has devastating consequences.
Title: The fever tree / Jennifer McVeigh.
Publisher, Date: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2013.
Description: 425 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Women -- England -- Fiction
Subjects: British -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Subjects: Diamond mines and mining -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Subjects: Smallpox -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Notes: "Amy Einhorn books."
LCCN: 2012026346
ISBN: 9780399158247
ISBN: 0399158243
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F McVeigh