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Field of Poppies

Keen to escape the pressures of city life, Marsali Swift and her husband, William, are drawn to Listowel, a glorious historic mansion in the seemingly tranquil small town of Muckleton. There is time to read, garden and befriend the locals. Yet one night Listowel is robbed, and soon after a neighbour is murdered. The violent history of the couple’s adopted Goldfields town is revealed, and plans for a new goldmine emerge. Atmospheric and beguiling, this is a novel that seduces the reader with mysteries and beauties but also speaks of something much larger. The planet is in trouble, but is the human race up to the challenge? Are Marsali and William walking blindfolded into a hostile world?

Field of Poppies by Carmel Bird
Publisher: Transit Lounge
Rights held: World


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