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Under Glass

Sweeping, exquisitely told story...

Set in Natal in the nineteenth century among the settlers and the homesteaders and the sugar-cane farmers, Claire Robertson’s masterful new novel Under Glass  tells the story of Mrs Chetwyn, who arrives in Port Natal from India in 1856. She is with her eldest daughter and her ayah, and has been travelling for eleven months to join her husband, already deep in the hinterland. Her father-in-law has staked them their passage, a sum for settlement and an arrangement for the purchase of land, but there are conditions to his generosity that will have a lasting effect on the Chetwyns, specially on their fifth child, Cosmo, born years later.


Three winners will each receive a Claire Robertson hamper which includes a copy of Under Glass, The Magistrate of Gower,  and The Spiral House.  To stand a chance of winning, simply complete the online competition form below. The cut-off date for entries is 31 January 2018.  Terms and Conditions apply

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