Islands of Mercy

Islands of Mercy

From the bestselling author of The Gustav Sonata

Summary

A hell of a read' Sunday Times

'Triumphant, and beautifully told...one of the best novelists writing today' Sara Collins, Guardian

All must gamble with their fate. But not all can win...


In the city of Bath, in the year 1865 Jane Adeane, renowned for her restorative 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...

Discover the ultimate historical read. A perfect gift this Christmas.

'Terrific' The Times

'One of our most accomplished novelists' Observer

'One of my favourite writers' Nina Stibbe

Reviews

  • A hell of a read - so emotionally sophisticated, so deft with shade and light, more absorbing than most fiction I've read this year
    Johanna Thomas-Corr, Sunday Times

About the author

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) and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Sacred Country) and the South Bank Sky Arts Award (The Gustav Sonata). Her most recent novel is Islands of Mercy. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007 and a Dame in 2020. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.
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