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  • Published: 31 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446496565
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 608
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Blood Sisters




An epic tale of life, love and loyalty from the authors of To My Daughter in France

Kenya 1957. During their childhood years in the Kenya Highlands three girls from vastly different backgrounds become blood sisters, promising that nothing will ever destroy the bond between them. But the legacy of the Mau Mau rebellion, and the tensions and upheavals of newly independent Kenya, tear their childhood dreams apart. Separated by distance and by family obligation, the three young women are thrown into a larger world of conflicting interests. Camilla Broughton Smith becomes a successful model in the studios and smoky nightclubs of London in the swinging sixties. Sarah Mackay is sent to university in her native Ireland, an alien experience that only strengthens her resolve to return to Africa. Hannah Van der Beer's family struggles to retain the farm that her Afrikaans forebears established at the turn of the century. Time and again their bond is almost destroyed. Their friendship becomes a backdrop for competing love interests and broken promises. Political unrest brings violence, and savage murder becomes part of their lives. Blood Sisters is the story of painful transition, from the innocent ideals of childhood to the demands of reality, amidst the cataclysmic events of the African continent

  • Pub date: 31 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446496565
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 608

About the Authors

Barbara Keating

Barbara and Stephanie Keating grew up in Kenya. One sister now lives in Ireland, the other in France. This novel was their second cross-Channel collaboration and was follwed by A Durable Fire and In Borrowed Light, which make up the Langani Trilogy.

Stephanie Keating

Barbara and Stephanie Keating grew up in Kenya. One sister now lives in France and the other in Dublin. Their first novel was the bestselling To My Daughter in France... This was followed by the acclaimed novels Blood Sisters and A Durable Fire, which, along with In Borrowed Light, make up the Langani Trilogy.


Praise for Blood Sisters

“Read this huge, gloriously entertaining book instead of going to the gym...The Keating girls live in different countries, but they write seamlessly as one.”

The Times

“This is a tremendously accomplished, fullthroated saga delivering romance, betrayal, murder and mayhem...It's the kind of book you have to read by torchlight under the bedclothes after lights out”

Daily Mail


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