Black Narcissus

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Beginning work in the orchards and opening a school and a dispensary for the Himalayan mountain people, the Sisters of Mary are dependent for help on the English agent, Mr Dean. But his charm and insolent candour are disconcerting.

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NOW A HAUNTING BBC DRAMA, STARRING GEMMA ARTERTON AND DIANA RIGG

‘Godden’s wonderful book sets out a complex vision of the variety, necessity and danger of desire, rendered into a story that is completely pleasurable. I envy anyone reading it for the first time’ – Amanda Coe

High in the Himalayas, the mountaintop palace shines like a jewel. Built for the General’s harem, laughter and music once floated out over the gorge. Now it sits abandoned, windswept and haunting.

The palace is bestowed to the Sisters of Mary, and what was once known as ‘the House of Women’ becomes the Convent of St Faith. Close to the heavens, the nuns feel inspired, working fervently to establish their school and hospital. But as the isolation and emptiness of the mountain become increasingly unsettling, passions long repressed emerge with tragic consequences . . .

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Weight 0.396 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 2.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

272

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K