Islands of Mercy
'Gives Hilary Mantel a run for her money' Sunday Express
'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 summer read for fans of Maggie O'Farrell and Sarah Waters.
' A hell of a read - so emotionally sophisticated, so deft with shade and light, more absorbing than most fiction I've read this year' Sunday Times
' Subtle, illuminating and captivating' Mail on Sunday
' Tremain has long been one of our most accomplished novelists, and here is further confirmation' Observer
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