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The Rose of Tibet by Lionel Davidson, Anthony Horowitz

The Rose of Tibet

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Following the reissue of 'Kolymsky Heights' comes a most welcome new edition of one of Davidson's most enchanting titles, 'The Rose of Tibet'. In the tradition of H. Rider Haggard and long before Indiana Jones came on the scene, Davidson authored this thrilling tale of romance and derring-do in 1962 and it has not dated one iota. When a filmmaker disappears in the Himalayas, his brother is determined to find him and ventures blindly into forbidden territory in the face of an impending Chinese invasion. Here he stumbles across a lost monastery and a hidden treasure guarded by a mysterious and beautiful woman with whom he inevitably falls in love. With a cast of unforgettable characters, poignant romance, non-stop thrills this is an old-school thriller that almost feels perfect and the memory of which had remained with me for decades, as did Haggard's immortal 'She'. In its day it was praised by Graham Greene and this volume is effusively introduced by Anthony Horowitz. How could I dare contradict them? Rush out and buy it. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

Maxim Jakubowski February 2016 Highly Recommended.


The Rose of Tibet by Lionel Davidson, Anthony Horowitz

This is from the bestselling author of Kolymsky Heights . I devoured it. (Anthony Horowitz). With an introduction by Anthony Horowitz. A filmmaker is reported dead near Mount Everest. His brother, Charles Houston, is convinced he's alive and is determined to find him. It's a dangerous expedition. He travels from India to the forbidden land of Tibet. In the Yamdring monastery, he discovers an emerald treasure guarded by a woman with a deadly secret. But the Chinese army is coming...


'I hadn't realised how much I had missed the genuine adventure story until I read The Rose of Tibet.' Graham Greene

'Thrilling...a perilous journey across Tibet in search of a missing brother' Jake Kerridge, Telegraph

About the Author

Lionel Davidson was born in 1922 in Hull, Yorkshire. He left school early and worked as a reporter before serving in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. His first novel, The Night of Wenceslas, was published in 1960 to great critical acclaim and drew comparisons to Graham Greene and John le Carre. It was followed by The Rose of Tibet (1962), A Long Way to Shiloh (1966), The Chelsea Murders (1978) and Kolymsky Heights (1994). He was thrice the recipient of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award and, in 2001, was awarded the CWA's Cartier Diamond Dagger lifetime achievement award. He died in 2009.

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Publication date

3rd March 2016


Lionel Davidson, Anthony Horowitz

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Faber & Faber


384 pages


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