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Return to Mandalay by Rosanna Ley
  

Return to Mandalay

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A big saga of a present day woman revisiting her grandfather’s World War II life in Burma. Her job sends her there and her grandfather grabs the opportunity by asking her to return a small, red-eyed chinthe, the Leogryph (lion-like creature often winged) that frequently guards temples. And so her adventure begins as she discovers an incredible culture along with her own family’s past. It is lightly written.

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Return to Mandalay by Rosanna Ley

Eva Gatsby has often wondered about her grandfather Lawrence's past, and exactly what happened to him in Burma during the Second World War. But it is only when Eva's job as an antiques dealer suddenly requires a trip to Mandalay that Lawrence finally breaks his silence and asks her to return a mysterious artefact of his own - a chinthe - to its rightful owner. As Eva arrives in Burma her mission soon proves dangerously complicated, and the treasure she is guarding becomes the centre of a scandal that will have far-reaching consequences. Caught between loyalty and integrity, Eva is determined to find the truth about her grandfather's past, of her own family origins, and of the red-eyed chinthe itself - enigmatic symbol of the riches of Mandalay.

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'Beautiful evocative writing takes the reader to a far away place in this stunning story'
The Sun

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About the Author

Rosanna Ley has worked as a creative tutor for over twelve years, leading workshops in the UK and abroad, and has completed an MA in creative writing. Her writing holidays and retreats take place in stunning locations in Italy and Spain. Rosanna has written numerous articles and stories for national magazines. When she is not travelling, Rosanna lives in West Dorset by the sea.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd May 2014

Author

Rosanna Ley

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www.rosannaley.co.uk/

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
576 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781782067627

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