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Suzanne Joinson - Author

About the Author

Suzanne Joinson works in the literature department of the British Council, and regularly travels widely across the Middle East, North Africa, China and Europe. In 2007 she won the New Writing Ventures Award for Creative Non-Fiction for 'Laila Ahmed'. She is studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London, and lives by the sea on the South Coast of England.

Featured books by Suzanne Joinson

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

Author: Suzanne Joinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2013

It is 1923 and Evangeline English, keen lady cyclist, arrives with her sister Lizzie and their zealous leader Millicent at the ancient city of Kashgar to establish a mission. As they encounter resistance and calamity, Eva commences work on her Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar...In present-day London, Frieda opens her door to find a man sleeping on the landing. Tayeb, a Yemeni refugee, has arrived in Frieda's life just as she learns that she is next-of-kin to a stranger, a woman whose abandoned flat contains many surprises. The two wanderers embark on a journey that is as great, and as unexpected, as Eva's.

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

Author: Suzanne Joinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2012

It is 1923 and Evangeline English, keen lady cyclist, arrives with her sister Lizzie at the ancient Silk Route city of Kashgar to help establish a Christian mission. Lizzie is in thrall to their forceful and unyielding leader Millicent, but Eva's motivations for leaving her bourgeois life back at home are less clear-cut. As they attempt to navigate their new home and are met with resistance and calamity, Eva commences work on her book, A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar...In present-day London another story is beginning. Frieda, a young woman adrift in her own life, opens her front door one night to find a man sleeping on the landing. In the morning he is gone, leaving on the wall an exquisite drawing of a long-tailed bird and a line of Arabic script. Tayeb, who has fled to England from Yemen, has arrived on Frieda's doorstep just as she learns that she is the next-of-kin to a dead woman she has never heard of: a woman whose abandoned flat contains many surprises - among them an ill-tempered owl. The two wanderers begin an unlikely friendship as their worlds collide, and they embark on a journey that is as great, and as unexpected, as Eva's. A stunning debut peopled by unforgettable characters, A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar is an extraordinary story of inheritance and the search for belonging in a fractured and globalised world.

Other books by Suzanne Joinson

The Photographer's Wife

The Photographer's Wife

Author: Suzanne Joinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2017

By the author of A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar, an LA Times bestseller: a beautiful and gripping story of love and betrayal, set in 1920s Jerusalem and 1930s Sussex Jerusalem, 1920: eleven-year-old Prudence feels tensions rising as her architect father launches an eccentric plan to redesign the Holy City. When he employs a British pilot, William Harrington, to take aerial photographs of the city, Prue is uncomfortably aware of the attraction that sparks between Harrington and Eleanora, the English wife of a famous Jerusalem photographer - a nationalist, intent on removing the British. Years later, in rain-soaked Sussex, Prue opens her door to an unwelcome visitor. What he reveals unravels her world, and she must follow the threads back to secrets buried long ago in Jerusalem...

The Photographer's Wife

The Photographer's Wife

Author: Suzanne Joinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Jerusalem, 1920: in an already fractured city, eleven-year-old Prudence feels the tension rising as her architect father launches an ambitious - and wildly eccentric - plan to redesign the Holy City by importing English parks to the desert. Prue, known as the `little witness', eavesdrops underneath the tables of tearooms and behind the curtains of the dance-halls of the city's elite, watching everything but rarely being watched herself. Around her, British colonials, exiled Armenians and German officials rub shoulders as they line up the pieces in a political game: a game destined to lead to disaster. When Prue's father employs a British pilot, William Harrington, to take aerial photographs of the city, Prue is uncomfortably aware of the attraction that sparks between him and Eleanora, the English wife of a famous Jerusalem photographer. And, after Harrington learns that Eleanora's husband is a nationalist, intent on removing the British, those sparks are fanned dangerously into a flame. Years later, in 1937, Prue is an artist living a reclusive life by the sea with her young son, when Harrington pays her a surprise visit. What he reveals unravels her world, and she must follow the threads that lead her back to secrets long-ago buried in Jerusalem. The Photographer's Wife is a powerful story of betrayal: between father and daughter, between husband and wife, and between nations and people, set in the complex period between the two world wars.

Kashgar oder Mit dem Fahrrad durch die Wuste

Kashgar oder Mit dem Fahrrad durch die Wuste

Author: Suzanne Joinson Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2015

Wild und zart zugleich: Dieser Roman erzahlt von zwei jungen Englanderinnen, die sich 1923 nach Kashgar an der alten Seidenstrae aufmachen. Ihr Traum ist es, auf dem Fahrrad die Wuste zu entdecken. Im heutigen London trifft Frieda eines Morgens vor ihrer Tur auf Tayed. Und weil beide niemand haben, dem sie in diesem Moment vertrauen konnen, aber des anderen Hilfe brauchen, beruhren sich fur kurze Zeit ihrer beider Leben, die durch die Vergangenheit miteinander verwoben sind.

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

Author: Suzanne Joinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2013

It is 1923 and Evangeline English, keen lady cyclist, arrives with her sister Lizzie and their zealous leader Millicent at the ancient city of Kashgar to establish a mission. As they encounter resistance and calamity, Eva commences work on her Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar...In present-day London, Frieda opens her door to find a man sleeping on the landing. Tayeb, a Yemeni refugee, has arrived in Frieda's life just as she learns that she is next-of-kin to a stranger, a woman whose abandoned flat contains many surprises. The two wanderers embark on a journey that is as great, and as unexpected, as Eva's.

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

Author: Suzanne Joinson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/10/2012

A secret notebook. An unlikely inheritance. A collision of worlds. Prepare to be swept off your feet - A stunning debut peopled by unforgettable characters, A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar is an extraordinary story of inheritance and the search for belonging in a fractured and globalised world. China, 1923. Evangeline English arrives with her sister to help establish a Christian mission. As they attempt to navigate their new home and are met with resistance, Eva commences work on her book, A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar - In present-day London, Frieda, a young woman adrift in her own life, opens her front door one night to find a man sleeping on the landing. In the morning he is gone, leaving on the wall an exquisite drawing of a long-tailed bird and a line of Arabic script - This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.