The Dhow House

      Jean McNeil

The Dhow House

When Rebecca Laurelson, an English doctor, is forced toleave her post in an East African field hospital, she arrivesat her aunt's house on the Indian Ocean and is taken intothe heart of a family she has never met before. Amongstthe all-night beach parties and cocktail receptions, herattraction for her much younger cousin grows.But the gilded lives of her aunt Julia's family and theirfellow white Africans on the coast are under threat -Islamist terror attacks are on the rise and Rebecca knowsmore about this violence than she is prepared to divulge.Will she be able to save her new-found family from theviolence that encroaches on their seductive lives? Or,amidst growing unrest, will the true reason for her hastyexit from her posting, be unmasked?
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    The Ice Lovers

      Jean McNeil

The Ice Lovers

Helen, an historian, journeys to a slowly disintegrating Antarctic in search of the story of Nara, a young scientist who disappeared three years before. She is presumed dead, though her body has never been recovered. When an international emergency forces Helen to overwinter in the Antarctic, a more complex story than the official record emerges. Sitting at Nara's desk, reading her diaries on a snowed in Antarctic base, Helen wonders if the ice will ever give up its secrets. The Ice Lovers is a haunting story of ghosts and ice, beauty and obsession, and the terrible consequences of unrequited love.

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    Ice Diaries

      Jean McNeil

Ice Diaries

What do we stand to lose in a world without ice?A decade ago, novelist and short story writer Jean McNeil spent a year as writer-in-residence with the British Antarctic Survey, and four months on the world's most enigmatic continent — Antarctica. Access to the Antarctic remains largely reserved for scientists, and it is the only piece of earth that is nobody's country. Ice Diaries is the story of McNeil's years spent in ice, not only in the Antarctic but her subsequent travels to Greenland, Iceland, and Svalbard, culminating in a strange event in Cape Town, South Africa, where she journeyed to make what was to be her final trip to the southernmost continent.

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