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Not Yet Drown'd

A Novel

Peg Kingman


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Hardcover (9/17/2007)


"A swashbuckler of a story…Kingman's flashes of wit enliven an engaging yarn." —Boston Globe

Catherine MacDonald is astonished to receive from her twin brother—who had apparently drowned a year earlier—a kashmiri shawl, a caddy of unusual tea, and a sheaf of traditional bagpipe music in his handwriting. When had he sent it? And why had he retitled a certain tune "Not Yet Drown'd"?

Irresistibly, she is drawn to India to search for answers. With her stepdaughter and their two maids she follows an obscure trail of clues, and in the course of their journey they meet botanists, smugglers, engineers, soldiers, and artists—as well as love and betrayal. As they grow to understand certain Scottish and Indian paintings and music, they discover unsuspected truths about the man they are seeking.

Praise For Not Yet Drown'd: A Novel

Rich in characterization and suspense…It is a wonder that this assured and supremely engaging novel is Peg Kingman's first.
— Historical Novels Review

A lyric, romantic first novel…Kingma's exacting historical knowledge of the era comes through in her use of actual people and events.
— Library Journal

Not Yet Drown'd is a quest novel in the best sense. Taut and tense and full of surprises, it is a tribute to those who venture into the unknown. Peg Kingman understands the human heart.

— Alistair MacLeod, author of Island and No Great Mischief

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393333558, 450pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2008

About the Author

Peg Kingman is the author of The Great Unknown, Not Yet Drown’d and Original Sins: A Novel of Slavery & Freedom. She worked for many years as a technical writer and a tea merchant. She lives in northern California.