The Revelations of Carey Ravine

The Revelations of Carey Ravine

A young wife embarks on a descent into London's opium-fuelled underworld, in this thrilling historical novel.

London 1770. A time bursting with fortune hunters, the growing trade with the East and the profusion of exotic plants - with a variety of uses.

Carey Ravine and her newly married husband, man-about-town Oliver Nash, are living an extravagant lifestyle based on her small savings and his belief in the next deal. Remarkably, he turns out to be right; he is offered a fortune for writing columns, supporting his patron's burgeoning political and financial career and denigrating his opponents.

But Carey, accosted by desperate strangers even when visiting Nash's wealthy friends, begins to hear and reluctantly be forced to believe another story - not just about his employers but about Nash himself; and even of her father, whom she had thought long dead along with the rest of her family.

Dramatic, dark, full of fascinating insights into eighteenth-century society, The Revelations of Carey Ravine will enthrall you to the very last page.

Debra Daley was born in New Zealand and grew up in west Auckland in a family of Irish extraction. After graduating from the University of Auckland she was employed as a journalist and editor in London and then in Sydney. She also worked as a screenwriter and as a public health journalist in Auckland, while raising two sons. She subsequently lived in Ibiza, and London again, where she wrote her first historical novel, Turning the Stones. She now lives in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

The Revelations of Carey Ravine
Hachette Australia
Author: Debra Daley
ISBN: 9781782069942
RRP: $32.99


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