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"There are few writers out there with the dexterity and emotional intelligence to rival the great Rose Tremain"

John Boyne

Rose’s new novel, Islands of Mercy, set in Bath and on the island of Borneo in the 1860s, will be published by Chatto on 10th September 2020.

In the city of Bath, in the year 1865, an extraordinary young woman, renowned for her nursing 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.



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