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A gripping story of love and rivalry from the internationally bestselling author of The Lavender Keeper.

A gripping story of love and rivalry from the internationally bestselling author of The Lavender Keeper.

Charismatic womaniser Jack Bryant has the world at his feet, but when trouble catches up with him he's forced to flee Penzance for good.

Honest Ned Sinclair is on a family adventure in Rangoon when he is dealt a bitter blow. With all the odds against him, he risks his life in a desperate bid to escape.

Both men hope to start their lives anew, seeking their fortune in India's fields of gold. Their paths collide in the colourful city of Bangalore, where they form a friendship like no other. In the years that follow, they remain inextricably bound by a dark secret, while their love for the same woman threatens to tear them apart.

From the windswept cliffs of the Cornish coast to the goldmines of southern India, this is a page-turning story of high adventure, devastating tragedy and enduring love.

'A blockbuster of a book that you won't want to put down.' Bryce Courtenay

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143568445

    May 22, 2013

    Penguin (AU Adult)

    576 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781742530451

    March 29, 2010

    Penguin eBooks

    576 pages

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