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God’s Children

God’s Children

By Mabli Roberts

“In Kate Marsden, Mabli Roberts has created a magnificent, complex, enchanting heroine… the atmosphere is ever compelling and beautifully wrought.” Manda Scott

Fiction, Forthcoming Titles, Novels


Available on backorder


Kate Marsden: nurse, intrepid adventurer, saviour of the lepers… or … devious manipulator, immoral and dishonest?

As she lies on her deathbed visited by the ghosts of her past, who should we believe, Kate or those who accuse her of duplicity?

Memory is a fickle thing: recollections may be frozen in time or distorted by the mirror of wishful thinking. Kate’s own story is one of incredible achievements, illicit love affairs and desperate longing; those of her accusers paint a very different portrait – of a woman determined on fame and fortune.

The reader navigates a narrative as fractured as the Siberian ice Kate crosses in search of a cure for leprosy, and as beautiful as Rose, her lost love, as the full picture of a life lived when women were not expected to break the mould emerges.


“A moving and memorable bringing-to-life of a historical character as fascinating for her human complexity as her adventurous deeds. A story that lingers with you long after the last page.” Felicity Aston, MBE, polar explorer

ISBN: 9781909983953
Language: English
Categories: Fiction, Forthcoming Titles, Novels
First Published by Honno: 11th April 2019

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