The rose of sebastopol




Titel en schrijver
The rose of sebastopol – Katherine McMahon
ISBN nr.
Uitgeverij, drukjaar en drukversie
Orion Books – 2007 – 1ste druk
Paperback of hardcover
Aantal pagina’s
Taal en categorie
Engels – Roman
Korte samenvatting
In 1855 Rosa Barr, a headstrong young woman, travels to the Crimea, against the wishes of her family, determined to work as a nurse. She does not return.Three people have been intimately connected with her. One, her brother, a soldier and adventurer; the second a doctor, traumatized by the war, and harbouring a secret passion, and the third, Mariella, her cousin and childhood friend, who must now uncover the truth about what has happened to the missing nurse.Mariella’s epic journey takes her from the domestic quiet of London to the foothills of Italy, and on to the ravaged Russian landscape of the Crimea, where she must discover what has happened to her captivating and mysterious cousin and uncover the secrets of those who loved her.
Over de auteur
Katharine McMahon is a British writer born in north-west London. She is an historical novelist who, since 1990, has published nine books. Her latest, The Woman in the Picture, was released in hardback on 3 July 2014 and in paperback on 30 July 2015. McMahon is the best-selling author of The Rose of Sebastopol which was officially announced on 27 December 2007 as one of the ten titles for the Richard & Judy Book Club 2008. McMahon’s book was subsequently reviewed on the Channel 4 Richard & Judy Show on 24 January 2008. The Rose of Sebastopol was shortlisted for the Best Read Award at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008, but received mixed reviews in North America during the following year.

The Rose of Sebastopol was on the Sunday Times Best Seller List and was a Waterstone’s No.1 Bestseller. McMahon’s previous book ‘The Alchemist’s Daughter’ was one of Waterstone’s Paperbacks of the Year in 2006.

I loved this book! It had history (Crimean War), culture, period details, and mystery plus two interesting female characters! Everything I love in a book. I had read McMahon’s “The Alchemist’s Daughter” which I also enjoyed, but I think this was even better. She even threw in a little bit about Florence Nightingale!

– Sue