The Diamond Hunter

The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh
ISBN
9780143787792
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Binding
Paperback
Pages
432
Dimensions
154 x 235mm

'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 their trusty Zulu companion, Joseph One-Shoe, and the unlikely pair form an unbreakable bond.
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'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 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, Clementine overhears talk of a paragon diamond coming onto the market. Long-buried memories of her 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 mine 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.
ISBN:
9780143787792
Publication Date:
01 / 11 / 2019
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
154 x 235mm
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The Diamond Hunter is a heartfelt story about love, betrayal and the quest for truth. Clementine must face a painful past to uncover what happened to her loved ones and the precious diamond that had brought hope to her family. From the plains of Africa, to the rolling hills of Enlgand, this historical fiction beautifully captures the bonds of trust and love. - Shauna (QBD)
, 04/11/2019
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Once again, Fiona McIntosh delivers a captivating tale of humanity in this story of love and deception. When you pick up this book, you find yourself lost in the lives of the characters, drawn into a dark plot of secrets and betrayal. And yet, at the heart of it all lies a love that shines brighter than a diamond. This is a story that will stay with you, long after you turn that final page! - Alyssa (QBD)
, 03/11/2019
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Another great read from Fiona, I love all of her books. Her descriptive writing takes you to the destination of where she sets the scene and one feels like they are there with the characters. I felt so much for James, Clementines father, never giving up on his dream and having to suffer the harsh reality of Africa's Kimberley desert. Finally succeeding and then viciously taken away. - Jo (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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Fiona Mcintosh certainly does not disappoint with another fantastic and captivating novel. Set between Africa and northern England, the story follows Clementine, a girl who tries to solve the mystery of what happened to her to loved ones all those years ago. As childhood memories are triggered, she must confront a painful history in order to seek the truth. A definite page turner you won't regret. - Tia (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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This book starts off in the heart of the diamond rush in southern Africa in the 1870's. Clementine Knight is the daughter of an alcoholic who is trying to secure their fortune and futures. After James Knight discovers a large diamond it sets off a chain of events that will change Clementine's life forever - David (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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As a young child Clementine grew up among the diamond mines in Africa, she came to love the land. Two decades later in England Clem is a wealthy heiress, she uses her wealth to help orphans. Clem is waiting to wed until she falls in love as her parents did. A new suitor brings love and with that love comes mystery, heartbreak, intrigue and betrayal. What happened to the diamond? - Kerryn (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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This is the newest historical, brilliant and mind boggling novel from the best selling author Fiona McIntosh. Clementine Knight suffers a devastating loss at a young age when her mother dies, then her life is thrown into chaos. This book had me in tears one minute and then on the edge of my seat the next. From the many books that Fiona has written this is by far my favourite. Great read. - Barbara (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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"Devastating choices, realisation, acceptance, love and hope emerge in this richly imagined historical fiction" Set across the beautifully described South African diamond mines to the rolling green hills of North England, Fiona Mcintosh sets the stage for a tale about the pricelessness of love and how we can sometimes be mistaken in our beliefs of what's right for ourselves and others. - Bronte (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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Once again Australia's own Fiona McIntosh takes us on a dramatically woven journey. Set on two continents and taking us into the world of diamond mining in Africa and the upper class elite in England. What will Clementine find out when she starts to ask questions about her childhood, father and the one man she thought she could trust. Is the cost of love more precious than a diamond? - Janelle (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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How many diamonds could replace your child’s love? Fiona McIntosh’s captivating new novel centres around this very question. In her latest instalment, we journey to Africa and England for an enchanting story of love, family, wealth, and betrayal. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a sample of this amazing novel, and I could not put it down. This is definitely on my Christmas list! - Amy (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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A wonderfully sweeping epic which asks the question: how far would you go to protect the ones you love? This book was a real treat and the setting - from the diamond mines of South Africa to the green fields of England - was fantastic. - Eleanor (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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Fiona McIntosh has done it again. The Diamond Hunter is beautifully written and takes the reader on a journey that they will never forget. With intriguing characters and a plot that keeps you thinking, The Diamond Hunter is a novel that you need to pick up. - Angelique (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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Fiona McIntosh has done it again! Another great read, that will have you pulled into the world she creates! If you enjoyed her other works you won't want to miss this one! - Kylie (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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What a fantastic read! Set in a back drop of both Africa and Northern England, the story follows Clementine's quest to discover the truth about what really happened to her family all those years ago when they were living in Africa, hunting for diamonds. A story about trust and betrayal, this is a book you won't be able to put down. - Donna (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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This book is like a diamond in the rough. What a refreshing book to be released this year. I learned so much about the diamond trade. A perfect gift for mums, grandmas and, honestly, everyone. - Karina (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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The Diamond Hunter is a breathtaking story of adventure, loyalty, trust and betrayal. Of a precocious child who grows into a woman ahead of her time in Queen Victoria's reign. From the dusty gold fields of Africa to affluent England, Clementine's story is perfect for fans of Natasha Lester and Kate Quinn. - Raychel (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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I adored this historical fiction novel as it raced across the African dessert, to the green plains of Northern England during the 1870's Diamond rush. A story of trust and unbreakable bond, despair and true perseverance. An amazing adventure! - Tricia (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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I adored this historical fiction novel as it raced across the African dessert, to the green plains of Northern England during the 1870's Diamond rush. A story of trust and unbreakable bond, despair and true perseverance. An amazing adventure! - Tricia (QBD)
, 31/10/2019
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A truly exciting and heart-wrenching adventure journey! You will be racing alongside Clementine as she tries to solve the mystery of her past. You'll be emersed in the Kimberley Diamond Mine in Africa and feel the lushness of Northern England seep through the pages. A perfect Christmas treat! - Chelsea (QBD)
, 30/10/2019
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A tale that takes you to the diamond miner camps of Africa, when young Clementine is runing wild carefree and shoeless. Tragedy strikes and young Clem is sent back to family in England, but her heart never leaves those dusty camps and her childhood friend. A tale filled with greed, heartache and adventure, Clem learns that may share the same blood,but those who wilbleed for you are the real gems. - Melanie (QBD)
, 30/10/2019
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From the depths of the Big Hole mine in South Africa to the smog of Victorian London, from childhood to adulthood, betrayal to atonement, The Diamond Hunter follows the story of Clementine Knight, a woman whose life is tied to the fate of a flawless paragon diamond. Lovers of historical fiction are always safe in Fiona McIntosh's hands and as Fiona herself said, this is her best book yet! - Jack (QBD)
, 30/10/2019
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Another beautiful novel from Fiona McIntosh, we find ourselves on an adventure from the mines in Africa to misty England. Filled to the brim with secrets, trust, betrayal and a nice helping of mystery, you won't be putting this novel down until you reach the end. - Rhyannion (QBD)
, 30/10/2019
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What would you do if you were poor and discovered a large flawless diamond? Clementine Knight finds one of these but it doesn't turn out all to be sunshine and roses. Find out what happens in this fantastic book about a girl who finds a diamond and why it may not be as good as you think with page turner that just can't be put down. - Jaron (QBD)
, 30/10/2019
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In 'The Diamond Hunter' Fiona McIntosh demonstrates her mastery of contrast. When James finds the conker he is certain his daughter will have the future she deserves, but at what cost? Whether in the dry heat of Africa or the green mists of England, the desperate balance of human needs and passion remains the same. This is a story of love, lost and found. - Rose (QBD)
, 30/10/2019
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No one can hold a candle to the exquisite settings, robust characters and heart-wrenching plots that Fiona McIntosh consistently delivers and the Diamond Hunter just proves this all over again. I fell in love with Clementine and Joseph-One Shoe as I devoured their story, from the plains of Africa to lavish English estates and back again. Keep some tissues on hand for this one! - Karen (QBD)
, 30/10/2019
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If ever there was a book that appeals to everyone, then this is it. The Diamond Hunter is a gem of a read ( pun intended ) Fiona McIntosh has crafted a novel that has action, intrigue, family drama, betrayal and mystery. This novel is worth reading just for the special bond between Clementine and Jospeh one-shoe ( the family's zulu companion) - let alone the huge diamond that goes missing ! - Peter (QBD)
, 30/10/2019
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Bestselling author of 'The Pearl Thief' Fiona Mcintosh delivers yet another historical blockbuster. The Diamond Hunter ventures readers through Africa and England where tales of trust and betrayal interweve. Clementine has scattered memories of a dark family history... but who can she trust? Diamond Hunter's impassioned adventures will leave readers in an emotional frenzy, begging for more. - Leisha (QBD)
, 30/10/2019
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Another stand out novel by one of Australia's favourite authors, and it does not disappoint! We follow Clementine Knight on her journey of discovery, betrayal and a painful history filled with mystery of her days growing up in Southern Africa. Who can she trust, and will the truth finally come out? - Cassandra (QBD)
, 28/10/2019
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The Diamond Hunter, a tale of love and loss and discovering the truth. Following Clementine, aged 6, she is sent to live with her alcholic father, James, after her mother dies. James finds a diamond that should secure their future but disaster strikes. Many years later Clementine starts to remember this moment and asks the question: "Who Can I Trust?" - Renee (QBD)
, 27/10/2019
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From the best-selling author of 'The Pearl Thief' comes this tale of love, trust and betrayal. In the midst of South Africa's 1870's diamond rush, 6yr old Clementine is left in the care of her alcoholic father, and their Zulu companion Joseph One-Shoe, when her mother dies. Clementine is then shipped back to England when a diamond is discovered. A heart-felt must read for historical fiction fans. - Megan (QBD)
, 27/10/2019
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Fiona McIntosh just gets better and better! I absolutely loved her latest The Diamond Hunter. If you haven't read any of her books, start with this one, it is historical fiction at its best. The only problem reading her stories is when they end as I'm always left wanting more! - Janet (QBD)
, 25/10/2019
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This amazing tale is the author's best book to date. Set in Africa and England in the 1870's from the very start this book finds its way into your heart when 6 year old Clementine loses her Mother to Malaria. This is her story and the bond she forms with her trusted Zulu companion. You will be absolutely transfixed with their journey together. Its truly an amazing story - a must read. - Colette (QBD)
, 25/10/2019
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Another beautifully written historical fiction from Fiona McIntosh. Set between Africa and England in the 1800's, Clementine Knight loses both her parents at a young age, while living in a camp near a diamond mine in Africa. She is soon taken by her Uncle back to England to live a life of luxury, however years later she discovers a cruel act of betrayal that makes her question her entire world. - Amanda (QBD)
, 23/10/2019
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An exquisite master class in story telling. This enthralling and captivating story is a tale of love, trust, lies, betrayal, forgiveness and life long bonds that can withstand all. Set in the Victorian era - from England to Africa depicting the ongoing struggle of class structure and one persons pursuit of social justice to assist those who do not have, become the best they can be. A must read!! - Sheridan (QBD)
, 22/10/2019
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Fiona Mcintosh has written another wonderful novel. The Diamond hunter a story about Clementine a six year old living in the 1870's South Africa. Clementine goes back to england after the death of her parents, where she grows up with her Uncle. Clementine as a young lady returns to South Africa, to find out what happened to her loved ones. I could't put the book done! well done Fiona - Louise (QBD)
, 20/10/2019
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They say diamonds are a girls best friend...well that must make Fiona McIntosh's newest masterpeice a jewel in my crown. It radiates with brilliance, action, treachery and redemption and makes no apologies for leaving us coming back like the diamond hunters we are. - Marcelle (QBD)
, 01/10/2019
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While I usually love the way Ms McIntosh writes, I found I did not enjoy this story as much as her others. Telling the story of Clementine, an English heiress from a wealthy family, I found "The Diamond Hunter" a little confusing. The story begins in Africa in th e 1870's during the diamond rush when Clem was seven. Her mother died, her father became inconsolable and took to drinking. Clementine was looked after by a Zulu warrior whose name was unpronouncable, so the young Clem called him "Joseph one-shoe". He worked the diamond claim with Clem's father and became part of their family. Uncle Reginald arrived from England to bring Clementine home to meet her dying Grandmother. During the initial visit between the brothers-in-law there was an accident and Clem's father dies. Uncle Reginald takes her home to England and raises her as his own daughter. After nearly two decades in England, there is much intrigue and mystery. Clementine is a wealthy woman in her own right and has chosen not to wed - she is waiting for love as her parents did. A new suitor, debts, lies and betrayals re-open old wounds. Sometimes it may be better to let sleeping dogs lie. There can be different versions of truth. Sometimes forgiveness is the hardest thing, love is easy but can be painful. A well-crafted story that did take until the last third to really capture my interest. Sometimes you have to come full circle to come home and be happy. - Kerryn (QBD)
, 17/09/2019

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