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The Violins of Saint-Jacques


On an Aegean island one summer, an English traveller meets an enigmatic elderly Frenchwoman. He is captivated by a painting she owns of a busy Caribbean port overlooked by a volcano and, in time, she shares the story of her youth there in the early twentieth century. Set in the tropical luxury of the island of Saint-Jacques, hers is a tale of romantic intrigue and decadence amongst the descendents of slaves and a fading French aristocracy. But on the night of the annual Mardi Gras ball, catastrophe overwhelms the island ...

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The Violins of Saint-Jacques
2017, New York Review of Books

ISBN-13: 9781590177822

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The Violins of Saint-Jacques
2004, John Murray Publishers Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780719555299

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The Violins of Saint-Jacques
1994, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140016611

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The Violins of Saint Jacques
1985, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192818775

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