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Iris and Ruby: A Novel
     

Iris and Ruby: A Novel

by Rosie Thomas
 

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Rosie Thomas, an author who “can write with ravishing sensuality” (The Times), has created her most touching story yet, set in the haunting and seductive vistas of EgyptRosie Thomas’s most touching story yet, set in the haunting and seductive vistas of Egypt bestselling author ofThe Kashmir ShawlThe unexpected arrival of her willful teenage

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Rosie Thomas, an author who “can write with ravishing sensuality” (The Times), has created her most touching story yet, set in the haunting and seductive vistas of EgyptRosie Thomas’s most touching story yet, set in the haunting and seductive vistas of Egypt bestselling author ofThe Kashmir ShawlThe unexpected arrival of her willful teenage granddaughter, Ruby, brings life and disorder to 82-year-old Iris Black’s old house in Cairo. Ruby, driven by her fraught relationship with her own mother to run away from England, is seeking refuge with the grandmother she hasn’t seen in years. An unlikely bond develops between them as Ruby helps Iris to record her fading memories of the glittering, cosmopolitan Cairo of World War II, and of her one true love—the enigmatic Captain Xan Molyneux—whom she lost to the ravages of conflict. This long-ago love has shaped Iris’s life and, as becomes increasingly apparent, the lives of her daughter and granddaughter. And it’s about to affect them all, again, in ways they could not have imagined.

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Historical Novels Review
“The pairing of these two women, at opposite life stages, shows how the generations can heal one another while discovering more about themselves...Lovely to read.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468302639
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
04/05/2016
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
620,036
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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“Mystery, intrigue, a great love, passion, and a terrible sorrow all come together to make The Kashmir Shawl a very touching and satisfying read.” —Barbara Taylor Bradford, bestselling author of Letter From A Stranger
 
“From the idyllic paradise of Bali, to the fast-paced bustle of London and finally to the gritty streets of Uzbekistan, Constance maps out a resonating, touching story that most readers are unlikely to forget. Constance is a strong, beautiful character who’s been shaped by her mysterious and lonely past, which makes her all the more fascinating as the novel’s focal point. This particular saga is rich in both plot and setting, and is an addictive, well-written masterpiece featuring lovely and original characters.” —Romantic Times Book Reviews
 
“Thomas writes with a sharp nib, not a dull computer key. She is neither mawkish nor squeamish, but full of fresh images.”  —Washington Post Book World

Meet 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.

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