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Echoes from the Oasis

Tirant, A R

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ISBN 10: 099280860X / ISBN 13: 9780992808600
Published by Beau-Vallon Publishing, 2014
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Title: Echoes from the Oasis

Publisher: Beau-Vallon Publishing

Publication Date: 2014

Book Condition:Good

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In 1814, the war being raged on the seas of the Indian Ocean by the all-powerful Franco-British naval forces trying to dominate the lucrative trade routes to India, had ended with a truce. At the stroke of a pen, far away in the city of Paris, the exotic, tropical islands of the Seychelles became a British colony. Forged from their French descendants and African slave roots, and moulded by their new British rulers, a small nation had emerged. It is July 1912 on the island of Mahé, and Anna Savy has just turned sixteen. Anna is a passionate, nature-loving and rebellious young woman at a time when women are confined to specific roles and expectations, and custom and tradition prevail with reverence. Strongly-held beliefs in the goodness and righteousness of God, and in the secret and evil forces of witchcraft, hold equal sway in a closely-knit Catholic community. As a young nurse, Anna experiences both the joy and pain of her people, for survival is a daily struggle for the majority. A smallpox epidemic brings tragedy to Mahé’s Victoria Hospital, with the hatred and conflict between Anna’s British and Irish colleagues laid bare, whilst forbidden love brings the missing dimension to her life. But then, the First World War brings the worst possible disaster...

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A.R. Tirant was born in the Seychelles in November 1958. The daughter of a policeman and the eldest in a family of four brothers and four sisters, she grew up in the tiny seaside village of Beau Vallon on the northern coast of Mahé island. Her working life started in 1975 as a nurse at Mahé’s Victoria Hospital, followed by a long career in the Hotel Industry. She emigrated to England in 1995, and lives in West Sussex with her husband. She has two grown-up sons and a granddaughter. ‘Echoes from the Oasis’ is her debut novel, to be followed by other titles in the same series. For author interviews, features and events visit www.seychelles-author-in-cuckfield.com Email: a.r.tirant@gmail.com

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