The Rain Forest
By (author) Olivia Manning
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Rain Forest by Olivia Manning
Book DescriptionFrom one of the classic writers of post-war English literature comes a stunning novel of love, betrayal and redemption. Married but obstinately set in their separate ways, Hugh and Kristy Foster know nothing of Al-Bustan, a far-flung island in the Indian Ocean. Too late they discover how it seethes with unrest and intrigue. Yet now when they need each other, the sullen, muttering forest seems only to intensify their differences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099416067
(198mm x 130mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Olivia Manning
Levant Trilogy, Paperback (August 2003)
The classic World War II trilogy: 'The finest fictional record of the war produced by a British writer' Anthony Burgess
Balkan Trilogy, Paperback (November 1992)
Living and working in Rumania, Guy and Harriet Pringle are forced to evacuate to Greece before the steady advance of the German army. The Balkan Trilogy is the remarkable portrait of their marriage, a haunting evocation of a vanished way of life and a delightfully ironic comedy of manners in a breaking world.
Doves of Venus, Paperback (August 1992)» View all books by Olivia Manning
Pretty, brave and 18 years old, Ellie has come to London in search of adventure. She soon finds it in Quintin Bellot, the handsome but tired dilettante who finds her a job in fashionable Chelsea. But Quintin, the seducer of one dove, is also the husband of another.
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Author Biography - Olivia Manning
Olivia Manning, OBE, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, spent much of her youth in Ireland, and, as she puts it, had 'the usual Anglo-Irish sense of belonging nowhere'. The daughter of a naval officer, she produced her first novel, The Wind Changes, in 1937. She married just before the War, and went abroad with her husband, R. D. Smith, a British Council lecturer in Bucharest. Her experiences there formed the basis of the work which makes up The Balkan Trilogy. As the Germans approached Athens, she and her husband evacuated to Egypt and ended up in charge of the Palestine Broadcasting Station. They returned to London in 1946 and lived there until her death in 1980.
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