Black Narcissus

  • by Rumer Godden
  • Narrated by Jilly Bond
  • 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

High in the Himalayas near Darjeeling, the old mountaintop palace shines like a jewel. When it was the General's 'harem' palace, richly dressed ladies wandered the windswept terraces; at night, music floated out over the villages and gorges. Now, the General's son has bestowed it on an order of nuns, the Sisters of Mary.
Well-intentioned yet misguided, the nuns set about taming the gardens and opening a school and dispensary for the villagers. They are dependent on the local English agent of Empire, Mr Dean; but his charm and insolent candour are disconcerting. And the implacable emptiness of the mountain, the ceaseless winds, exact a toll on the Sisters.
When Mr Dean says bluntly, 'This is no place for a nunnery,' it is as if he foresees their destiny.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-25-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK