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Title: BLACK NARCISSUS
A VIRAGO MODERN CLASSIC
By: Rumer Godden, Rosie Thomas, Jilly Bond
Format: Downloadable audio file

List price: £17.99


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ISBN 10: 1405532173
ISBN 13: 9781405532174
Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP
Pub. date: 25 September, 2014
Edition: Unbridged ed of digital original
Series: VMC 1888
Description: The basis for Powell & Pressburger's Academy Award-winning 1947 film, Rumer Godden's much-admired classic novel tells the story of a sisterhood of nuns on a mission in Himalayan India.
Synopsis: 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...
Publication: UK
Imprint: Hachette Audio
Returns: Non-returnable
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