Audrey is a journalist living in London. Anonymous in the city she has left her troubled past far behind in Canada. A passionate affair with Jack, and an intense new friendship with Shereen bring uncertainties and confusion and Audrey finds herself drawn into the dramatic story of James Douglas,19th Century pioneer and the first mixed race Governor of British Columbia. As she digs deeper into his life she is forced to confront her own past, her high school friendship with Jane and the affair they had with a teacher.
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Lady Duff Gordon is the toast of Victorian London. But when her debilitating tuberculosis means exile, she and her devoted lady's maid, Sally, set sail for Egypt. It is Sally who describes, with a mixture of wonder and trepidation, the odd ménage marshalled by the resourceful Omar, which travels down the Nile to a new life in Luxor. As Lady Duff…
Spanning two centuries The Last Time I Saw Jane is a powerful novel of love and betrayal, race and sex, and the magnetic pull of the past on the present.
Praise for The Last Time I Saw Jane:
“A thought-provoking and entertaining addition to the genre of exile” Observer
“Sensually exquisite” The Times
"This novel hits the ground running and proceeds at a cracking pace throughout." Daily Telegraph
“Pullinger is a fluid and gifted writer” Sunday Times