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The Butterfly Man

WINNER DAVITT AWARD - CRIME FICTION NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2006 If Lord Lucan escaped his past, what was his future? Heather Rose's second novel tells the spellbinding story of the infamous British peer, Lord Lucan, twenty years after his escape from England following the murder of the family nanny. Set in Tasmania, Africa and London's West End, The Butterfly Man is a moving tale of love, death and the price of freedom. 'Exquisitely crafted.' West Australian 'This is a moving novel about a man's struggle to say goodbye to those who have come to love him for the lies he has told.' Canberra Times 'Despite the brutal murder that lies at the heart of this impressive novel, the tone of The Butterfly Man is strangely gentle, almost meditative ... Rose builds a quietly powerful story.' Courier Mail


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If Lord Lucan escaped his past, what was his future?

On 7th November, 1974 a young English nanny named Sandra Rivett was murdered in London's West End. Her employer, Lord Lucan, was named as her attacker. It was widely assumed he had mistaken her for his wife. Lord Lucan disappeared the night Sandra Rivett died and has never been seen since.

Henry Kennedy lives on a mountain on the other side of the world. He is not who he says he is. Is he a murderer or a man who can never clear his name? And is he the only one with something to hide? Set in Tasmania, Africa and London’s Belgravia, The Butterfly Man is an absorbing novel about transformation and deception, and the lengths to which we will go to protect the ones we love.
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Book Specifications
ISBN 9780702236365
Pages 336
Release Date Date
Binding Paper B Format