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The Land of Spices

(1941)
A novel by

 
 
Behind the high, closed walls of a convent in the Irish countryside, the lives of its inhabitants are gently marked by the daily rituals of spiritual life. Watching overAnna, her sensitive and poetic young charge, the Mother Superior revisits her childhood relationship with her father. As Anna develops from a six-year-old to a scholarship candidate, Helen comes to understand her own heart and makes peace with her past.



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"Exquisitely evokes the harem atmosphere of convent life, the beauty and the silence, the bickering and the cruelties..." - Clare Boylan


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Hardback Editions

May 1970 : UK Hardback

Title: Land of Spices (Portway Reprints)
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
ISBN: 0-85594-274-6 / 978-0-85594-274-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: C.Chivers
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Paperback Editions

May 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Land Of Spices (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
ISBN: 1-84408-316-0 / 978-1-84408-316-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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December 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Land of Spices
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
ISBN: 0-14-016197-X / 978-0-14-016197-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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August 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Land Of Spices (VMC)
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
ISBN: 0-86068-826-7 / 978-0-86068-826-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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July 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Land of Spices (Popular classics)
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
ISBN: 0-905223-28-4 / 978-0-905223-28-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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June 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: Land of Spices
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
ISBN: 0-7165-2204-7 / 978-0-7165-2204-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Irish University Press
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Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Land Of Spices
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
Publisher: Virago
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May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Land Of Spices (Virago Modern Classics Book 296)
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK