Black Orchids

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0120081124

Genteelly impoverished Evelyn embarks on a trip as chaperone to her sister and fiance.

Black Orchids

Amanda Root reads from Gillian Slovo's love story, set in 1950s Ceylon and London.

1/10.

Genteelly impoverished Evelyn embarks on a trip as chaperone to her sister and pompous fiance.

But when a man dies, horrifically, before them, a charming Sinhalese stranger takes control.

0120081124

Genteelly impoverished Evelyn embarks on a trip as chaperone to her sister and fiance.

Black Orchids

Amanda Root reads from Gillian Slovo's love story, set in 1950s Ceylon and London.

1/10.

Genteelly impoverished Evelyn embarks on a trip as chaperone to her sister and pompous fiance.

But when a man dies, horrifically, before them, a charming Sinhalese stranger takes control.

0220081125

Evelyn, still shaken by her encounter with the charming Emil, returns home.

Amanda Root reads from Gillian Slovo's love story, set in 1950s Ceylon and London.

2/10.

Evelyn, still shaken by her encounter with the charming Emil, returns home to her family.

As the conversation turns to the imminent independence of Ceylon, the bigotry of her mother's English lodgers finally shocks her into action.

0220081125

Evelyn, still shaken by her encounter with the charming Emil, returns home.

Amanda Root reads from Gillian Slovo's love story, set in 1950s Ceylon and London.

2/10.

Evelyn, still shaken by her encounter with the charming Emil, returns home to her family.

As the conversation turns to the imminent independence of Ceylon, the bigotry of her mother's English lodgers finally shocks her into action.

0320081126

As her family's return to England looms, Evelyn receives an unexpected proposal.

0320081126

As her family's return to England looms, Evelyn receives an unexpected proposal.

0420081127

Evelyn cannot wait to start her new life as she and her young son sail into London.

Amanda Root reads from Gillian Slovo's love story, set in 1950s Ceylon and London.

Evelyn cannot wait to start her new life as she and her young son, Milton, sail into London.

Black Orchids

4/10.

0420081127

Evelyn cannot wait to start her new life as she and her young son sail into London.

Amanda Root reads from Gillian Slovo's love story, set in 1950s Ceylon and London.

Evelyn cannot wait to start her new life as she and her young son, Milton, sail into London.

Black Orchids

4/10.

0520081128

Despite her life of luxury with Emil, Evelyn is bruised by the prejudice of 1950s England.

Amanda Root reads from Gillian Slovo's love story, set in 1950s Ceylon and London.

Despite her life of luxury with Emil, Evelyn is bruised by the snobbery and prejudice of 1950s England.

0520081128

Despite her life of luxury with Emil, Evelyn is bruised by the prejudice of 1950s England.

Amanda Root reads from Gillian Slovo's love story, set in 1950s Ceylon and London.

Despite her life of luxury with Emil, Evelyn is bruised by the snobbery and prejudice of 1950s England.

0620081201

A seemingly chance encounter threatens to tear the family apart.

Amanda Root reads from Gillian Slovo's love story, set in 1950s Ceylon and London.

As Milton struggles to fit in at boarding school and Evelyn and Emil clash over how best to integrate into English society, a seemingly chance encounter threatens to tear the family apart.

0620081201

A seemingly chance encounter threatens to tear the family apart.

Amanda Root reads from Gillian Slovo's love story, set in 1950s Ceylon and London.

As Milton struggles to fit in at boarding school and Evelyn and Emil clash over how best to integrate into English society, a seemingly chance encounter threatens to tear the family apart.

0720081202

Evelyn's doomed affair with Charles is exposed and Emil demands that she leave.

Amanda Root reads from Gillian Slovo's love story, set in 1950s Ceylon and London.

When Evelyn's doomed affair with Charles is exposed, a distraught Emil demands that she leave the family home.

0720081202

Evelyn's doomed affair with Charles is exposed and Emil demands that she leave.

Amanda Root reads from Gillian Slovo's love story, set in 1950s Ceylon and London.

When Evelyn's doomed affair with Charles is exposed, a distraught Emil demands that she leave the family home.

0820081203

Life at public school is improved when Milton embarks on a business venture.

0820081203

Life at public school is improved when Milton embarks on a business venture.

09*20081204

It is now 1972 and Britain has changed since the fifties.

But even though Emil's eccentricities now seem to fit with the times, his son is still ill at ease in his own skin.

09*20081204

It is now 1972 and Britain has changed since the fifties.

But even though Emil's eccentricities now seem to fit with the times, his son is still ill at ease in his own skin.

10 LAST20081205

After the shocking discovery that his mother is still alive, Milton sets out for Sri Lanka to unravel the truth about his parents.

10 LAST20081205

After the shocking discovery that his mother is still alive, Milton sets out for Sri Lanka to unravel the truth about his parents.