Set on a plantation in the Solomon islands in the 1900s this gripping novel explores the themes of domination, racial inequality, the emancipation of women and the strength of the human spirit. The backdrop of the story is the struggle between the natives and colonials, the loss their beautiful home for the sake of human expansion on a global scale. With an incredible cast of vibrant characters and beautiful world building this inspired novel is perfect for anyone who loved Meryl Streep’s ‘Suffragette".
Jack London (1876–1916) was a pioneer, novelist, journalist and social activist. London was one of the first American authors to become an international celebrity thanks to his pioneering work in commercial fiction and magazines. Additionally he is accredited as a major innovator in the genre we now know as science fiction. Growing up in a working class background and spending several years homeless, he was a passionate fighter for workers’ rights, socialism, unionisation and animal rights. He would go on to be one of the highest paid authors in America thanks to his classics such as ‘Call of the Wild’, ‘White fang’ and ‘Sea Wolf’.