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The Kashmir Shawl
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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst
March 2012 Book of the Month.
One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012.
Winner of the RNA Epic Romantic Novel Award 2012.
Characters and settings are beautifully portrayed in this dramatic romance that first follows newlywed Nerys from Wales to a new and excitingly different life in 1940s Kashmir, and then her Granddaughter who embarks upon the same journey to uncover some life-changing truths. Perfect for fans of Maggie O’Farrell and Victoria Hislop.Who is Sarah Broadhurst
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The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas
An epic story of wartime, family secrets and forbidden love, set against the stunning exotic backdrop of 1940s Kashmir. Within one exotic land lie the secrets of a lifetime! Newlywed Nerys Watkins leaves rural Wales for the first time to accompany her husband on a missionary posting to India. Deep in the exquisite heart of Kashmir lies the lakeside city of Srinagar, where the British live on carved wooden houseboats and dance, flirt and gossip as if there is no war. But the battles draw closer, and life in Srinagar becomes less frivolous when the men are sent away to fight. Nerys is caught up in a dangerous friendship, and by the time she is reunited with her husband, the innocent Welsh bride has become a different woman. Years later, when Mair Ellis clears out her father's house, she finds an exquisite antique shawl, a lock of child's hair wrapped within its folds. Tracing her grandparents' roots back to Kashmir, Mair embarks on a quest that will change her life forever.
Acclaim for The Kashmir Shawl:
'A superbly researched and vivid evocation of wartime Kashmir and Ladakh'
'A spellbinding tale. Beautifully written, honest and compassionate!a delight from start to finish'
'Dramatic, epic storytelling'
Woman & Home
Warm and fascinating
'An epic tale!A complicated entanglement of family secrets, love during wartime and dangerous liaisons. For fans of Maggie O'Farrell'
'A superbly written novel, marvellously descriptive and especially evocative of the war years ... a gorgeous treat'
'The story unravels bewitchingly ... A charmingly written book. Thomas's observations of the complexities of relationships, time and experience are presented with warmth and clarity.'
About the Author
Publication date1st March 2012
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PublisherHarper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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