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The Kashmir Shawlby Rosie Thomas
Synopses & Reviews
By the time she is reunited with her husband, she is a very different woman. Years later, Nerys's granddaughter Mair Ellis clears out her dead father's house and finds an exquisite shawl. Wrapped in its folds is a lock of a child's 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.
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.
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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