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The Bedlam stacks / Natasha Pulley.

The Bedlam stacks / Natasha Pulley.
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ISBN 9781408878453 (paperback)
Author Pulley, Natasha author
Title The Bedlam stacks / Natasha Pulley.
Publisher/Date London : Bloomsbury Circus, 2017
Pagination etc. 337 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Summary Note Deep in uncharted Peru, the holy town of Bedlam stands at the edge of a forest. The shrine statues move, and anyone who crosses the border dies. But somewhere inside are cinchona trees, whose bark yields quinine: the only known treatment for malaria. On the other side of the Pacific, it is 1859 and India is ravaged by the disease. The hunt for a reliable source of quinine is critical and in its desperation, the India Office searches out its last qualified expeditionary. Struggling with a terrible injury from his last mission and the strange occurrences at his family's ruined estate, Merrick Tremayne finds himself under orders to bring back cinchona cuttings at any cost and dispatched, against his own better judgement, to Bedlam. There he meets Raphael, a priest around whom the villagers spin unsettlingly familiar stories of impossible disappearances and living stone. Gradually, he realises that Raphael is the key to a legacy left by two generations of Tremayne explorers before him, one which will prove more dangerous and valuable than the India Office could ever have imagined.
Subject Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction
Quinine -- Fiction
Trees -- Fiction
Explorers -- Peru -- Fiction
Malaria -- Treatment -- Fiction
Peru -- History -- 1829-1919 -- Fiction
Action and adventure fiction.
Historical fiction.
Shelf Location F PULL
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