Meet Fiona McIntosh
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Young adults, Adults, Seniors
When six-year-old Clementine Knight loses her mother to malaria during the 1870s diamond rush in southern Africa, she is left to be raised by her destitute, alcoholic father, James. Much of Clementine’s care falls to their trusty Zulu companion, Joseph One-Shoe, and the unlikely pair form an unbreakable bond.
When the two men uncover a large, flawless diamond, James believes he has finally secured their future, but the discovery of the priceless gem comes at a huge cost. A dark bargain is struck to do whatever it takes to return Clementine to a respectable life at the Grant family’s sprawling estate in northern England – while the diamond disappears.
Years on, long-buried memories of Clementine’s childhood in Africa and her beloved Joseph One-Shoe are triggered, as she questions who she can trust. To solve the mystery of what happened to her loved ones all those years ago, she must confront a painful history and finally bring justice to bear.
From the harsh desert of Africa’s Kimberley diamond mind to the misty, green plains of northern England, The Diamond Hunter is a breathtaking adventure story about trust and betrayal, the ultimate quest for truth, and a love that is truly priceless. Join author Fiona McIntosh as she discusses her latest novel.
Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Fiona to sign. To reserve your place, visit Eventbrite, or phone the library.
Bookings required. Phone Brisbane Square Library on 07 3403 4166 to reserve your place.
Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane City