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The new historical blockbuster by the bestselling author of The Pearl Thief.

‘It won’t matter how many diamonds you find if you lose the love of your child.’

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
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Paperback, 419 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by Penguin Random House Australia
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Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
From a ramshackle, dusty miners camp in Southern Africa, to the green countryside of northern England, and the bustling city of London, Fiona McIntosh takes us on a journey of heartbreak, trust, betrayal, and love in her latest historical fiction novel, The Diamond Hunter.

Clementine is just six when her well-born mother succumbs to malaria on the plains of Southern Africa where her father, James, has brought them, determined to make his fortune during the 1870's gold rush in Africa. With his
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Julie B
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably one of the best books I've read in recent memory!
Carolyn
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh is not only Book of the Month but Book of the Year!

Set mostly in Africa and some parts of England we find Clementine who loses her mother to malaria during the 1870's diamond rush in Africa.

Clementine develops a close bond and friendship with a Zulu warrior, named Joseph One-Shoe.

A huge diamond is discovered and uncovered in a hidden place which leads to many different stories.

See if you can seek and find the diamond trail and the mystery surrounding the
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Danna Kleisner
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a well researched and wonderful story by Fiona McIntosh. I am a new reader to this Author but I love everything I have read so far. The Diamond Hunter is a three part story. Part one is where we are introduced to the main character in the book Clementine. Part two is the adult life of Clementine and the third part is present. We meet some shady characters and some very knowledgeable, caring characters who influence Clementines life. There were a few jaw dropping moments and very emotional ...more
Beverley
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would give this book 10 out 10 if possible,l live Fiona’s writing ,l am an avid fan as l have all off her books ,l just love how Fiona weaves her storylines and includes subtle hints of other books in the story ,l was sorry it ended . I love books to read that have fact in them and Fiona does that ,don’t miss out on her latest book the diamond hunter .
Joan Gillam
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by Fiona. Thoroughly enjoyed the story line.
Dianne Maguire
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

In her latest novel, 'The Diamond Hunter,' Fiona McIntosh transports us to the 1870's and the brutality of the African desert's diamond mines. Viewed through the eyes of six year old Clementine Knight however, we also see the beauty and the wonder of this unforgiving land, perceptions nurtured by Zulu Joseph One-Shoe, her friend and saviour within the psychological and physical absence of her parents.

As an adult enjoying a privileged life under the tutorship of her maternal uncle in Northern
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Piper
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So disappointing I just could not relate to the characters.
They did not come alive to me .
The prose appeared stilted not flowing in the authors mind
Loved her last book The Pearl Thief
Loved the last Dance
Janine
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great book by Fiona McIntosh. Clementine was a wonderful character and her early life in South Africa was fascinating.
Angela
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, brilliantly set out and I learned a lot about Diamonds and the Diamond rush in Africa . Highly recommend it
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Fiona writes best selling historical adventure-romance alongside the heroic-romantic, often brutal, fantasy she built her career upon. She lives in Australia but frequently roams the world meticulously researching the locations and gathering material for her historical novels that have international settings. Her books are published worldwide and in various languages.
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