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"Set in Kenya against the fading backdrop of the British Empire, a story of self-discovery, betrayal, and an impossible love. After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she'd longed for is much changed. Her father's new companion--a strange, intolerant woman--has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled by the day and is approaching the boiling point. And looming over them all is the threat of the Mau Mau, a secret society intent on uniting the native Kenyans and overthrowing the whites. As Rachel struggles to find her place in her home and her country, she initiates a covert relationship, one that will demand from her a gross act of betrayal.

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Jennifer McVeigh

I graduated from Oxford University in 2002, and went on to work in film and publishing before leaving my day job to do an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. The Fever Tree was a Richard & Judy Bookclub Pick. My second novel, Leopard at the Door, will be published by Penguin in 2017. I live in London with my husband and our three young children. Praise for The Fever Tree"There is nothing more exciting than a new writer with a genuine voice. I loved it. " - Julian Fellowes, Creator of Downton Abbey"A gripping story, vividly written. I found myself thinking of its scenes long after I had turned the last page. " Kim Edwards, bestselling author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter"A beautifully written novel of great feeling - I loved it. " - Rachel Hore, bestselling author of A Place of Secrets"A compelling read with a Gone with the Wind feel to it. I was hooked. " - Katharine McMahon, bestselling author of The Alchemist's Daughter"A magical, bewitching tale of loss, betrayal and love. " - Vogue

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