The Fever Tree

The Fever Tree

Book - 2013
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The story of Frances Irvine, left destitute in the wake of her father's sudden death in 1877 and forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in London and emigrate to South Africa, a country torn apart by the greed and exploitation of its diamond mining industry.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2013
ISBN: 9780399158247
Branch Call Number: FICTION MCVEIGH 2013
Characteristics: 425 p. ; 24 cm


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Nov 24, 2016

I found myself thinking about the characters and wondering what would happen next when I was busy with real life. Compelling. Interesting setting.

PoMoLibrary Jul 30, 2015

From our 2015 #80DayRead Summer Reading Club traveler Julie: Don't normally enjoy historical novels, but this has the feel of a classic. Beautifully and evocatively written.

Feb 15, 2014

I did not find this book compelling at all, maybe because of the 1st person narrative style. I disliked all the main characters, especially the main protagonist, Francis. I found the setting of the diamond mines of South Africa interesting and may look for more books with that setting.

Jun 06, 2013

An excellent read. Had a hard time putting it down! I was drawn in page by page, the characters are unforgettable, the descriptions of South Africa for the time period (1877) put you right in the center of it all. I would look forward to the author's next book.


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