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The Peachgrowers' Almanac

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The Peachgrowers' Almanac by Elaine Di Rollo
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Set in 1857 between England and India, The Peachgrowers' Almanac is a rollicking novel about feisty women, the devotion of sisters and the Victorian obsession with empire, experiments and photography. The peachgrowers of the title are 27 year-old twin sisters with a passion for botany. Lilian, in mysterious disgrace, has been married off to a dreary missionary. Alice is left at home, curator to her father's monstrous collection of artefacts under the watchful eye of the malevolent Dr Cattermole. The Peachgrowers' Almanac is a dazzling debut. Tongue-in-cheek and inventive, comic and horrifying, it illuminates the dark heart of Victorian hypocrisy and selfishness, yet at the same time is engaging and highly enjoyable. Readers will become completely involved with Alice and Lilian - and their hair-raising escapades.

Author Biography

Elaine di Rollo comes from Lancashire and now lives in Scotland. She has a PhD from Edinburgh University in the social history of medicine, and is currently a lecturer at Napier University. This is her first novel.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Chatto & Windus
Pages
352
Dimensions
140x223x29
ISBN-13
9780701181789
Product ID
1681322

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