A Durable Fire

Author(s): Barbara Keating

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In the first years of Kenyan independence, three young women return to the East African highlands where they shared a carefree childhood. Hannah is struggling to preserve her heritage at Langani Farm, where a series of unexplained and violent attacks threaten her security and recent marriage. Sarah is studying elephant behaviour in an area made dangerous by armed poachers, using her work as a salve for the death of her childhood sweetheart. Camilla, the international fashion icon, abandons her career in London and is drawn back to Kenya by her love for a charismatic hunter and safari guide. But there is a secret that hangs over Langani, overshadowing their efforts to establish themselves in the volatile circumstances of a new African nation. With the help of an ambitious Indian journalist , the three girls gradually uncover the truth about the murder of Sarah's fiance, and the continuing attacks on the farm and on their lives. The passions and hardships experienced by these unforgettable heroines, united again in their friendship and their love for the country of their childhood, make a magnificent, epic novel. This superb sequel to "Blood Sisters" confronts catastrophic loss and delirious happiness, savagery and degradation, limitless beauty, soaring hope and redemption.


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Following the success of Blood Sisters, A Durable Fire continues the breathtaking saga of a friendship born in 1960s Kenya

Barbara and Stephanie Keating grew up in Kenya. One sister now lives in Ireland, the other in France. This is the third novel they have written together.

General Fields

  • : 9780099501695
  • : Vintage
  • : Vintage
  • : August 2007
  • : 198mm X 131mm X 37mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Barbara Keating
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 823.92
  • : 576
  • : illustrations