The Island Girl

THE ISLAND GIRL is the story of Dr Jack McDorry, born Raj Patel in Mauritius. Jack discovers how identity and love interact in all our lives.

Have you read SWEET SUGAR, Alex’s story? Jack is Alex’s buddy. They share a love for horse racing and betting. And they share much more than that…THE ISLAND GIRL is Jack’s story.

It is the late 1940s at the British Armed Forces barracks in Mauritius when little Raj is born.
Fourteen years later, Raj settles in London and becomes Jack. Bullied and isolated, Jack lands with a broken arm in hospital where he meets a gambler. This is a life changing event for Jack who becomes a sought-after tipster.
All is perfect in Jack’s married life and medical career until the day he meets Babette, a Chinese-Mauritian student…