The Bedlam Stacks

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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.

ISBN: 9781408878477 Author: Pulley, Natasha Publisher: Bloomsbury Publication Date: 14th June 2018 Imprint: Bloomsbury Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 337 Language: English Edition: 1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE’S ENCORE AWARD 2018LONGLISTED 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 ExpressIn 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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