(E–pub READ) [Islands of Mercy]

  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Islands of Mercy
  • Rose Tremain
  • English
  • 11 February 2020
  • 9781784743314

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Summary Islands of Mercy Rose Tremain Ñ 2 Summary Islands of Mercy Read & download º 102 Iage to an apparently respectable doctor her desires begin to lead her towards a future she had never imaginedMeanwhile on the wild island of Borneo an eccentric British ‘rajah’ Sir Ralph Savage overflowing with philanthropy but compromised by his passions sees his schemes relentlessly undermined by his own fragility by man’s innate greed and by the invasive power of the forest itselfJane’s uest for. The audiobook is narrated by Katie McGrath Do I really need to say

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Summary Islands of Mercy Rose Tremain Ñ 2 Summary Islands of Mercy Read & download º 102 She was ‘The Angel of the Baths’ the one woman whose touch everybody yearned for Yet she would do She was certain of that 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 marr. This ambitious novel takes us from Dublin to Bath with Clorinda Morrissey from Bath to London and Paris with the Angel of Bath Jane Adearne and to Borneo with Sir Ralph Savage and Edmund Ross brother of Valentine Ross the would be husband of Jane The year is 1865 First of all this is extremely well written as you would expect from a writer of the calibre of Rose Tremain It beautifully and almost forensically reflects the times it s social s beliefs attitudes the scientific understanding and medical beliefs in particular as this is intrinsic to the storytelling The female characters are admirable I love Clorinda s work ethic and desire to overcome the poverty and famine of her native Ireland I love Jane s independence and unconventionality which is at total odds with the times something she perhaps inherits from her artist Aunt Emmeline The Male characters are less likeable with perhaps the exception of Jane s father Sir William Adearne an eminent Bath surgeon Valentine Ross gets less and less likeable as the book progresses as he perceives he will not be able to control Jane I m not sure what to make of The Rajah Sir Ralph Savage who is so rich he spends his money on pointless things just because he can maybe that s the point All the characters are searching for something that s possibly elusive and unattainable be it love whether of the kind at odds with society at the time friendship freedom some are ambitious and ruthless in seeking their desires but all are trying to survive the constraints of the times and circumstances There are some lovely descriptions of places especially Bath London and the Paris of Haussmann but I found it harder to engage with Borneo This is also true of the storytelling set in Borneo which I find less interesting and overlong Overall it s Jane s story I love the most I like everything about her from her 6 2 stature her independence and unconventional attitude to life which is a pretty tricky thing in the reign of Victoria With thanks to NetGalley and Random House UK Vintage Chatto and Windus for the ARC

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Summary Islands of Mercy Rose Tremain Ñ 2 Summary Islands of Mercy Read & download º 102 An altered life and Sir Ralph’s endeavours become locked together as the story journeys across the globe – from the confines of an English tearoom to the rainforests of a tropical island via the slums of Dublin and the transgressive fancy dress boutiues of Paris Islands of Mercy is a novel that ignites the senses and is a bold exploration of the human urge to seek places of sanctuary in a pitiless worl. Historical fiction is my joint third most read genre this year and I ve been particularly enjoying reading sapphic historical fiction so when I saw this on Netgalley I was so excited to read it Sadly however I just didn t click with it and eventually DNFed it The writing style is so reminiscent of a 19th century novel and often felt like I was being read to The book is told in third person perspectives by some omnipresent narrator that switched between characters and places halfway through a chapter with no warning and as such I just couldn t connect to the story at all Theresa also mentions in her review that the topic of miscarriage is handled very poorly and extremely insensitively and I completely agree This really just wasn t for me but if you are a real fan of historical fiction maybe give it a shot Pip via the slums of Dublin and the transgressive fancy dress boutiues of Paris Islands of Mercy is a novel that ignites the senses and is a bold exploration of the human urge to seek places of sanctuary in a pitiless worl. Historical fiction is my joint third most read genre this year and I Pure Blood Black Petals #3 ve been particularly enjoying reading sapphic historical fiction so when I saw this on Netgalley I was so excited to read it Sadly however I just didn t click with it and eventually DNFed it The writing style is so reminiscent of a 19th century novel and often felt like I was being read to The book is told in third person perspectives by some omnipresent narrator that switched between characters and places halfway through a chapter with no warning and as such I just couldn t connect to the story at all Theresa also mentions in her review that the topic of miscarriage is handled Eleventh Hour A Tale of Compassion Service Power and Politics very poorly and extremely insensitively and I completely agree This really just wasn t for me but if you are a real fan of historical fiction maybe give it a shot