By the author of A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar, an LA Times bestseller: a beautiful and gripping story of love and betrayal, set in 1920s Jerusalem and 1930s Sussex Jerusalem, 1920: eleven-year-old Prudence feels tensions rising as her architect father launches an eccentric plan to redesign the Holy City. When he employs a British pilot, William Harrington, to take aerial photographs of the city, Prue is uncomfortably aware of the attraction that sparks between Harrington and Eleanora, the English wife of a famous Jerusalem photographer - a nationalist, intent on removing the British. Years later, in rain-soaked Sussex, Prue opens her door to an unwelcome visitor. What he reveals unravels her world, and she must follow the threads back to secrets buried long ago in Jerusalem...



ISBN: 9781408840801
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 6 Apr 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(L)
Weight (gm): 290



A haunting, original and beautifully written tale * Paul Torday, bestselling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, on A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar *
Bold and elegant ... An ambitious, accomplished debut * Daily Mail *
Sprightly, engaging and lovingly written * Guardian *
A delicate yet gutsy spirit of adventure pervades its pages ... Joinson writes with a control and vivacity that fires our own dreams of flight * Emylia Hall, author of The Book of Summers *
Captivating ... Vivid descriptions of exotic landscapes combined with those of Prudence's solitary life in a cabin by the sea give the story an ethereal quality ... An engaging read filled with tension and surprises on every page * The Lady *


Author Biography

Suzanne Joinson is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction whose work has appeared in, among other places, the New York Times, Vogue, Aeon, Lonely Planet travel writing anthologies and the Independent on Sunday. Her first novel, A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar (2012), was translated into sixteen languages and was a national bestseller. She lives in Sussex. suzannejoinson.com / @suzyjoinson
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