The Pavilion in the Clouds by Alexander McCall Smith audiobook

The Pavilion in the Clouds

By Alexander McCall Smith

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781846975899

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 12/13/2022

    ISBN: 9781705047934

  • Available on 12/13/2022

    ISBN: 9798200875689

Runtime: 6.82 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

It is 1938 and the final days of the British Empire. In a bungalow high up in the green hills above the plains of Ceylon, under a vast blue sky, live the Ferguson family: Bella, a precocious eight-year-old; her father Henry—owner of Pitlochry, a tea plantation—and her mother Virginia. The story centres around the Pavilion in the Clouds, set in the idyllic grounds carved out of the wilderness. But all is not as serene as it seems. Bella is suspicious of her governess Miss White’s intentions. Her suspicion sparks off her mother’s imagination and after an unfortunate series of events, a confrontation is had with Miss White and a gunshot rings off around the hills.

Years later, Bella, now living back in Scotland at university in St Andrews, is faced once again with her past. Will she at last find out what happened between her father and Miss White? And will the guilt she has lived with all these years be reconciled by a long overdue apology?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the most enjoyable of his many enjoyable novels.” The Scotsman

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Author

Author Bio: Alexander McCall Smith

Author Bio: Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, and more. He has also written stand-alone novels, books for children, and nonfiction works. In 2004 he was named the British Book Awards Author of the Year and Booksellers Association Author of the Year. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 6.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English