Frances Irvine, left destitute in the wake of her father’s
sudden death, has been forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in
London and emigrate to the Southern Cape of Africa. 1880 South Africa is a
country torn apart by greed. In this remote and inhospitable land she becomes
entangled with two very different men, one driven by ambition, the other by his
ideals. Only when the rumor of a smallpox epidemic takes her into the dark
heart of the diamond mines does she see her path to happiness.
But this is a ruthless world of avarice and exploitation,
where the spoils of the rich come at a terrible human cost and powerful men
will go to any lengths to keep the mines in operation. Removed from
civilization and disillusioned by her isolation, Frances must choose between
passion and integrity, a decision that has devastating consequences.
The Fever Tree is a compelling portrait
of colonial South Africa, its raw beauty and deprivation alive in equal
measure. But above all it is a love story about how, just when we need it most,
fear can blind us to the truth. Download and start listening now!