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.
"Thomas's novels are beautifully written." --Marie Claire
"A master storyteller." --Cosmopolitan
"Rosie Thomas writes with beautiful, effortless prose, and shows a rare compassion and a real understanding of the nature of love." --The Times
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 critically acclaimed, bestselling novels, and has twice won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award. Born in a small village in northern Wales, Thomas discovered a love of traveling and mountaineering when her children were grown. In the years since, she has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas, competed in the Peking to Paris car rally, and trekked in the footsteps of Shackleton on South Georgia Island.