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The Bedlam Stacks

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

In uncharted Peru, the holy town of Bedlam stands at the edge of a mysterious forest. Deep within are cinchona trees, whose bark yields the only known treatment for malaria.
In 1859, across the Pacific, India is ravaged by the disease. In desperation, the India Office dispatches the injured expeditionary Merrick Tremayne to Bedlam, under orders to return with cinchona cuttings. But there he meets Raphael, an enigmatic priest who is the key to a secret that will prove more valuable than they could ever have imagined.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Natasha
Pulley

Natasha Pulley studied English Literature at Oxford University. After stints working at Waterstones as a bookseller, then at Cambridge University Press as a publishing assistant in the astronomy and maths departments, she did the Creative Writing MA at UEA. She later studied in Tokyo, where she lived on a scholarship from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, and she is now a visiting lecturer at City University.

Her first novel The Watchmaker of Filigree Street was shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and the Betty Trask Prize.

Natasha Pulley studied English Literature at Oxford University. After stints working at Waterstones as a bookseller, then at Cambridge University Press as a publishing assistant in the astronomy and maths departments, she did the Creative Writing MA at UEA. She later studied in Tokyo, where she lived on a scholarship from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, and she is now a visiting lecturer at City University.

Her first novel The Watchmaker of Filigree Street was shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and the Betty Trask Prize.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Natasha Pulley puts fantastic back into fantasy and magic into realism with spellbinding results.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
13/07/2017
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing

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