Black Narcissus (Heftet)

A Virago Modern Classic

Serie: VMC 155

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2013
Antall sider: 272
Forlag: Little, Brown Book Group
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: VMC
Serienummer: 155
ISBN/EAN: 9781844088393
Omtale: Black Narcissus
High in the Himalayas near Darjeeling, the old mountaintop palace shines like a jewel. When it was the General's 'harem' palace, richly dressed ladies wandered the windswept terraces; at night, music floated out over the villages and gorges. Now, the General's son has bestowed it on an order of nuns, the Sisters of Mary. Well-intentioned yet misguided, the nuns set about taming the gardens and opening a school and dispensary for the villagers. They are dependent on the local English agent of Empire, Mr Dean; but his charm and insolent candour are disconcerting. And the implacable emptiness of the mountain, the ceaseless winds, exact a toll on the Sisters.When Mr Dean says bluntly, 'This is no place for a nunnery,' it is as if he foresees their destiny...

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