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Sanjida O'connell



Sanjida O'Connell is a TV presenter and producer. She is the author of seven books (three non-fiction), most recently SUGAR ISLAND. She has a PhD in Theory of Mind. Find out more about her at www.sanjida.com
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Sugar Island

Sanjida O'connell
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Sanjida O'connell

On tour in America in 1859, Emily Harris, a young English actress at the height of her fame, meets and marries the charming Charles Earl Brook. But Charles has kept a terrible secret: he is a slave-owner, master of a plantation in which seven hundred men, women and children live in abject poverty. Forced to accompany her husband south, Emily's attempts to help the slaves put her in great danger. And when civil war breaks out, she realises she stands to lose everything she has ever loved.Set against the brilliantly realised backdrop of the American Civil War in the heart of the deep south, Sugar Island is a story of love and loss in a time of chaos.

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The Naked Name of Love

Sanjida O'connell
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Sanjida O'connell

In 1865, as Darwin's new theory of evolution begins to sweep aside old certainties, a young Jesuit priest and plant-hunter sets out into an unknown world. He is driven by twin passions: for science and for his faith. Travelling across the Eastern Steppes of Mongolia in the company of a Buddhist monk and a local horseman, Joseph's journey is fraught with danger, both physical and spiritual. But it is Namuunaa, the gifted shaman woman who saves his life, who offers a greater challenge: she will teach him what it is to love.A story of East meeting West and of a love that transcends culture, faith and, ultimately, tragedy, this is both a novel on an epic scale and an astonishingly intimate story.