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Mauritius – One for the Weekend

£15.00

Heading off for a long weekend? Need a dinner party gift with a more personal touch? Or a thoughtful birthday present for someone that has a connection with a particular destination? Our One for the Weekend option is just the ticket. All our books are delivered in a rather lovely navy cotton gift bag with one of our bookmarks. So no need to gift wrap if it’s a present, and great for offering your book a little protection if you’re popping it in a suitcase, carry-on or beach bag.

Mauritius Book 1
Romance/Suspense. Abigail Kendall’s busy London life is turned upside down by the unexpected news of an inheritance brought to her from Mauritius by Raj, the attorney of her deceased uncle. Adding to the confusion is Raj’s charm, which Abi finds hard to resist. Faced with a difficult decision about the legacy entrusted to her, Abi is forced to confront a past she thought she had put behind her. Journeying back to Mauritius, despite mixed feelings towards her roots, keeping her distance becomes increasingly harder, and the closer Abi gets to her painful memories, the more she comes to rely on Raj’s support. With their bond growing stronger, will Abi make the right decision about the inheritance and her future?

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Mauritius Book 2
Contemporary social fiction. Fifteen-year-old Noemi has no choice but to leave school and work in the house of the wealthy De Grandbourg family. Just across the road from the slums where she grew up, she encounters a world that is starkly different from her own – yet one which would have been all too familiar to her ancestors. Bewitched by a pair of green eyes and haunted by echoes, her life begins to mirror those of girls who have gone before her.  Within Noemi’s lament is also the herstory of Mauritius; the story of women who have resisted arrest, of teachers who care for their poorest pupils and encourage them to challenge traditional narratives, of a flawed Paradise undergoing slow but unstoppable change. A story with a backdrop of social injustice and discrimination, violence and the abuse of power. 
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Mauritius Book 3
An epic love story set against a backdrop of injustice, devastating secrets, and the painful price of independence. It’s 1967 in the Chagos archipelago―a group of atolls in the Indian Ocean―and life is peaceful and easy for hardworking Marie. Her fierce independence and love for her home are quickly apparent to Gabriel, the handsome and sophisticated Mauritian secretary to the archipelago’s administrator; it’s love at first sight. As these two lovers from neighboring islands welcome a new son, Joséphin, a bright future seems possible. But Gabriel is hiding a terrible secret. The Mauritian government is negotiating independence from Britain, a deal that will mean evacuating the Chagos, without warning or mercy―a betrayal that will put their love to the test.   Inspired by true events, the repercussions of which still reverberate more than fifty years later.

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Mauritius Book 4
Historical fiction. Raj is oblivious to the Second World War being fought beyond his tiny exotic island. His mother is his sole company while his father works as a prison guard, so the boy thinks only of making friends. One day, from the far-away world, a ship brings to the island Jewish exiles who have been refused entry to Israel. David, a recently orphaned boy of his own age from Prague, becomes the friend that he has longed for, and Raj takes it upon himself to help David to escape from the prison. As they flee through sub-tropical forests and devastating storms, the boys battle hunger and malaria - and forge a friendship only death could destroy.
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Mauritius Book 5
Historical fiction. The islands of Mauritius and La Réunion lie right in the path of Britain's interests in the Indian Ocean. Can Captain Jack Aubrey outmanoeuvre the French to capture them? Life ashore on half pay, despite the joys of family life, is unlikely to satisfy a man of action such as Jack Aubrey. The sea calls to him. And so, when his friend, ship's surgeon and secret agent Stephen Maturin, arrives with secret orders, Aubrey soon finds himself in command of a frigate and setting sail for the Cape of Good Hope. But, in Nelson's navy, there are as many enemies within as without.
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