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Welcome to Glorious Tuga

Welcome to Glorious Tuga by Francesca Segal

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By Francesca Segal

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How far would you travel to find yourself?

London vet Charlotte Walker has taken up a fellowship on the tiny, remote island of Tuga de Oro to study the endangered gold coin tortoises in the jungle interior. She can claim the best of reasons for this year in paradise – what better motivation than to save a species? – but the reality is more complex. For Charlotte has a secret that connects her to the island, and has finally determined to solve the mystery that has dominated her life.

But she will have little time for any of her declared or covert investigations. Inconveniently attracted to the new island doctor, Dan Zekri, Charlotte immediately finds herself the subject of local speculation and gossip. And not only do Tuga’s tortoises need attention but so do the island’s dogs and donkeys, not to mention the islanders themselves, determined to win Charlotte over with endless deliveries of cake until she relents and becomes vet to all their animals.

A complete and vivid world to escape to, Welcome to Glorious Tuga celebrates a fictional island, and the warm-hearted community who live there. Enchanting, uplifting and very funny, Welcome to Glorious Tuga is a captivating novel about love, belonging, and about what it really means to come home.

‘A magical novel, so uplifting, heartwarming, funny and sweet. This feels as if it was written specifically to give comfort’ MARIAN KEYES

‘Sparkling and sophisticated … reminded me of the pleasures to be had in reading’ JESSIE BURTON

‘A gorgeous book … brilliantly and thoroughly imagined. I didn’t want to go home’ NICK HORNBY

©2024 Francesca Segal (P)2024 Penguin Audio


08 Jul 2024


This is sheer escapism & such a fun book. It's warm, witty and so full of sunshine you can't help but feel good! Set on an imaginary tropical island peopled with lovable characters It's an ideal holiday read.

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