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The Kashmir Shawlby Rosie Thomas
Synopses & Reviews
On the eve of 1941, newlywed Nerys Watkins leaves rural Britain to accompany her husband on a missionary posting to the exotic city of Srinagar, India. But when he leaves to take on a complicated mission elsewhere, Nerys discovers a new world. Here, in the heart of Kashmir, the British dance, flirt, and gossip against the backdrop of war, and Neryssoon becomes caught up in a dangerous liaison. By the time she is reunited with her husband, she is a very different woman.
Years later, Neryss granddaughter Mair Ellis clears out her dead fathers house and finds an exquisite shawl. Wrapped in its folds is a lock of a childs curly hair. With nothing else to go on, Mair decides to trace her grandparents roots back to Kashmir, embarking on a quest thatwill change her own life forever.
A sweeping multigenerational tale of marriage, isolation, and finding love in a magical place, The Kashmir Shawl is the inimitable Rosie Thomas at her very best.
About the Author
Rosie Thomas is the author of numerous celebrated novelsincluding the bestsellers Sun at Midnight, Iris and Ruby, and Constance. A keen traveler, she has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas and traveled to Ladakh and Kashmir to research this novel.
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