The Bitter Berry Christine Spittel-Wilson

ISBN: 9789559348696

Published: 2002

Paperback

278 pages


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The Bitter Berry  by  Christine Spittel-Wilson

The Bitter Berry by Christine Spittel-Wilson
2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 278 pages | ISBN: 9789559348696 | 5.32 Mb

The tea planted over hundreds of thousands of acres in Ceylon today stands on the graveyard of coffee, which flourished there in the last century. Th e bitter berry, which made fortunes and broke them, was suddenly smitten w ith a blight that sweptMoreThe tea planted over hundreds of thousands of acres in Ceylon today stands on the graveyard of coffee, which flourished there in the last century.

Th e bitter berry, which made fortunes and broke them, was suddenly smitten w ith a blight that swept the entire island and spelled the doom of thousands who had laboured under tremendous odds to Plant the jungle wastes. Here is a story to capture the imagination, and The Author has woven out of the li fe of these pioneer planters a notably fresh period novel. In 1859 two cousins who have not seen each other for years meet in a London fog. Hugh Neville, bronzed and prosperous from his life as a Ceylon plante r, fires his quieter cousin Tom with enthusiasm and persuades him to buy a coffee estate bordering on his own.

Shortly before Tom follows his cousin t o Ceylon, he meets and marries the beautiful Sara Courtenay. What they find on their unknown estate and the courage with which they meet their difficulties is related here. There is the struggle to wrest a living from the land- the conflict between the two cousins- the entry of the strange Alison Farraday into their lives- near tragedy and disaster.

Admirably the author conveys the Sense of Adventure as well as of hardship in life in the new country, and background and period are drawn with authority.



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