Another magical saga by the author of ‘Of Marriageable Age’.
How many of us think as adults we've lost the vitality of childhood?
And how many manage to find it again?
This is Rita Maraj's dilemma.
Living in a ramshackle house in Georgetown, leader of the local neighbourhood gang, Rita collects people like she does dogs, cats, ants, and even an unwanted police horse. But then her father remarries: her stepmother is determined to tidy up house, husband and stepdaughter, and move into respectable society. Rita's charm and liveliness become compressed by the pressure to conform, and the duty to find a suitable husband.
But then a messenger arrives, searching for a possible heir to the distant family estates. Suddenly liberated, and determined to search for her roots, Rita's sense of adventure is reawakened first by the formidable personage of her distant relative, but even more by the tragedies of her long lost, romantic cousin. Her early life – saving half the wildlife of her neighbourhood – is only preparation for the destiny that awaits her.
Dramatic and vivid, moving and exotic, ‘Peacocks Dancing’ is a captivating story, a joy to read.
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Praise for Of Marriageable Age:
'A big book, big themes, an exotic background and characters that will live with you forever… unputdownable.' Katie Fforde
'Beautifully and cleverly written. A wondrous, spellbinding story which grips you from the first to the last page… I can't recall when I last enjoyed a book so much.' Lesley Pearse
'It's a wonderful panoramic story and conveys such vivid pictures of the countries it portrays I was immediately transported and completely captivated. A terrific writer.' Barbara Erskine
'From the first page I was hooked with this enchanting book… unputdownable.' Audrey Howard
'A vast canvas of memorable characters across a kaleidoscope of cultures… her epic story feels like an authentic reflection of a world full of sadness, joy and surprise.' The ObserverFrom the Publisher:
Set in Guyana and India, with a vivid panorama of exotic places, Peacocks Dancing tells of family intrigue and the haunting search for a lost child. Maas has been compared to Isabel Allende by the European media, and is now a bestseller in Germany, Sweden, Denmark and France. Be swept away by this enchanting and exotic tale...
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000711737X
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000711737X