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Bedlam Stacks: This Summer’s Most Magical and Absorbing Read

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Deep in uncharted Peru, the holy town of Bedlam stands at the edge of a forest. The shrine statues move, and anyone who crosses the border dies. But somewhere inside are cinchona trees, whose bark yields quinine: the only known treatment for malaria. On the other side of the Pacific, India is ravaged by the disease. The hunt for a reliable source of quinine is on and, in its desperation, the India Office searches out its last qualified expeditionary. Merrick Tremayne finds himself dispatched to Bedlam, under orders to bring back cinchona cuttings – at any cost.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE’S ENCORE AWARD 2018
LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE 2018

‘A sheer fantastical delight’ The Times

‘Epic’ New York Times
‘An immense treat’ Observer Books of the Year
‘A fast-paced adventure story’ i
‘Magical’ Sunday Express

In uncharted Peru, the holy town of Bedlam stands at the edge of a mysterious forest. Deep within are cinchona trees, whose bark yields the only known treatment for malaria.

In 1859, across the Pacific, India is ravaged by the disease. In desperation, the India Office dispatches the injured expeditionary Merrick Tremayne to Bedlam, under orders to return with cinchona cuttings. But there he meets Raphael, an enigmatic priest who is the key to a secret which will prove more valuable than they could ever have imagined.

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Weight 0.246 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

337

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K