Book Count (since 1 January 2012)

Book Count (since 1 January 2014): 30

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh

A very forgettable novel about a young English girl forced into a marriage and a move to South Africa in order to escape a life of poverty in Manchester. Set in the 1880s the book has an interesting sub plot about the African diamond rush and the exploitation of the native African workers but this is not properly explored.  The main character, Frances, is silly and bland so the book is difficult to truly engage with but it is an easy and inoffensive read.

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