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The Kashmir Shawl By Rosie Thomas

The Kashmir Shawl
by Rosie Thomas

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For fans of The Tea-Planter's Wife and Victoria Hislop comes a gripping story of doomed love and secrets in 1940s Kashmir.
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The Kashmir Shawl Summary


The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas

For fans of The Tea-Planter's Wife and Victoria Hislop comes a gripping story of doomed love and secrets in 1940s Kashmir.

Within one exotic land lie the secrets of a lifetime...

In 1938, young bride Nerys Watkins accompanies her missionary husband on a posting to India. Up in Srinagar, the British live on beautiful wooden houseboats and dance and gossip as if there is no war. But when the men are sent away to fight Nerys is caught up in a dangerous friendship.

Years later, when Mair Ellis clears out her father's house, she finds an antique shawl with a lock of child's hair wrapped up in its folds. Tracing her grandparents' roots back to Kashmir, Mair uncovers a story of great love and great sacrifice.

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The Kashmir Shawl Reviews


`A spellbinding tale. Beautifully written, honest and compassionate'
Daily Express

`An epic tale...A complicated entanglement of family secrets, love during wartime and dangerous liaisons. For fans of Maggie O'Farrell'
Red

`A superbly written novel, marvellously descriptive and especially evocative of the war years . . . a gorgeous treat' Choice

`Thomas' portrayal of a young wife struggling to cope with life in wartime Kashmir, her husband's indifference to her and her attraction to a charismatic mountaineer is beautifully written, touching and believable' The Daily Express

`A superbly researched and vivid evocation of wartime Kashmir and Ladakh' Daily Mail

About Rosie Thomas


Rosie Thomas is the author of a number of celebrated novels, including the bestsellers Iris and Ruby, Constance and Lovers and Newcomers. A keen traveller, she has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas, competed in the Peking to Paris car rally and travelled the Silk Road through Asia. More recently, she has spent time in Kashmir and Ladakh, researching this novel. She lives in London.

Additional information

GOR003558917
The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas
Rosie Thomas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2012-03-01
512
0007285973
9780007285976
Winner of Romantic Novelists' Association Awards: Epic Romantic Novel 2012
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