The vibrant new novel from Isabel Allende takes her back to her homeland of Chile, and tells the story of the first Spanish
woman to arrive on its shores with the Conquistadors in the 1500s. A real historical figure, Ines Suarez came to Chile with
the Conquistadors in 1540, helping to claim the territory for Spain and to found the first Spanish settlement in Santiago.
In this remarkable novel, Isabel Allende -- one of the world's most spellbinding storytellers -- re-imagines Ines's life and
that of the two men who become her lover and husband respectively. 'Ines of My Soul' evokes the conflict and drama of the
Conquistadors' arrival in Chile, as well as helping restore the reputation of Ines, a powerful woman long neglected by history
and a patriarchal society. It also finds Allende returning to territory beloved of her and her readers -- imaginative historical
fiction, evocatively told -- and to the familiar landscape of her native country. The novel gives Ines the recognition and
glory that are rightfully hers; but more than that it is an epic tale of love and conquest, lyrically written and enchantingly
told by a writer at the peak of her powers. Key title Includes PS Section / Bestselling author Isabel Allende returns
to her native homeland to tell a remarkable story of the first Spanish woman to arrive on Chilean shores. / Based on actual
historical events, Allende revives the long forgotten heroine, Ines, and brings her -- and the story of the first Spanish
settlement -- vividly to life. / Allende is one of the biggest quality brand authors writing today. / 'Ines of My Soul'
has sold over 11,000 copies in hardback since publication. / 'The Forest of Pygmies' has sold over 70,000 copies in the UK
and abroad since hardback publication, and 'Portrait in Sepia' has sold over 125,000 copies in the UK. / Competition: Gabriel
Garcia Marquez, Joanna Trollope, Amy Tan