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Looking for Evelyn Maggie Ritchie

Looking for Evelyn By Maggie Ritchie

Looking for Evelyn by Maggie Ritchie


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Summary

Chrissie Docherty returns to the southern Africa of her childhood and tracks down Evelyn Fielding, the woman at the centre of an explosive scandal involving a traditional colonial officer and a gifted black African artist. Together, the two women uncover the secrets that shattered a remote expatriate outpost in the Zambian bush in the 1970s.

Looking for Evelyn Summary

Looking for Evelyn by Maggie Ritchie

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILBUR SMITH ADVENTURE WRITING PRIZE 2018. Chrissie Docherty returns to the southern Africa of her childhood and tracks down Evelyn Fielding, the woman at the centre of an explosive scandal involving a traditional colonial officer and a gifted black African artist. Together, the two women uncover the secrets that shattered a remote expatriate outpost in the Zambian bush in the 1970s. Switching deftly between today and the recent past, and set against a background of tense post-colonial race relations, political turmoil and witchcraft, `Looking for Evelyn' powerfully evokes the very special colours, sounds and smells of Africa.

Looking for Evelyn Reviews

`If you're looking for a holiday book to transport you to Southern Africa, this is it.' Scottish Daily Mail; `A moving, rich read that brings Africa to life.' Sunday Mirror; `This year's summer read...' the National; "You can see, taste and feel the dusty red roads of the South African bush in this rich, evocative exploration of love, jealousy and betrayal in post-colonial Zambia in the 1970s." - Jackie Copleton; "A haunting and intriguing tale about forbidden love against a backdrop of political turmoil." Daily Record

About Maggie Ritchie

Maggie Ritchie grew up in Zambia and is an award-winning author and journalist who has written for the Daily Mail, Times, Herald and Daily Record. She has an MLitt (Distinction) from the University of Glasgow and her debut novel, Paris Kiss (Saraband, 2015), won the Curtis Brown Prize, was runner-up for the Sceptre Prize and was longlisted in the Mslexia First Novel Competition. The German edition appeared on bestseller charts, and the novel has also been translated into Czech.

Additional information

GOR009107599
9781910192849
1910192848
Looking for Evelyn by Maggie Ritchie
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Saraband
2017-06-22
Short-listed for Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2018
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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