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  • Published: 25 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9780143566618
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

The Lioness




‘An incredible saga… a spellbinding book filled with the essence of Africa and soul-searching lessons on motherhood.’ Chronicle

A moving novel that asks what it really means to be a family – and what it takes to be a mother. From the internationally bestselling author of The Hunter's Wife and The Rain Queen.

When Emma Lindberg travels to a remote corner of Africa to visit the research station where her mother died years ago, all she wants is to finally lay her grief to rest. Instead, she finds herself caught up in the search for a missing child.

Together with Maasai veterinary surgeon Daniel Oldeani, she sets out on a journey deep into the dusty wilderness of northern Tanzania.

What they discover there will shake to the core Emma's beliefs about how the world works. A little girl's life has been saved by the extraordinary actions of a mother lioness.

And that is only the beginning . . .

'An incredible saga . . . this is a spellbinding book filled with the essence of Africa and soul-searching lessons on motherhood' Chronicle

'A great summer read . . . It made me want to jump on the next plane to Tanzania.' Bookseller+Publisher

'An exotic setting, a superbly crafted narrative and more than a passing look at what makes us human.' Weekly Times

  • Pub date: 25 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9780143566618
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Katherine Scholes

Katherine Scholes is the author of international bestsellers including The Rain Queen, Make Me An Idol, The Stone Angel, The Hunter’s Wife, The Lioness and The Perfect Wife. She is particularly popular in Europe where she has sold over two million books.

Her novel The Blue Chameleon won a New South Wales State Literary Award and The Stone Angel was longlisted in the International Dublin Literary Awards. Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages, and includes children’s titles as well as novels for adults. She has also worked as a documentary filmmaker.

Katherine was born in Tanzania, the daughter of a missionary doctor and an artist. She has fond memories of going on safaris to remote areas where her father operated a clinic from his Land Rover. When she was ten the family left Tanzania, going first to England, then migrating to Australia. She now lives in Tasmania but makes regular trips back to Africa where many of her books are set.

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