A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

Joinson, Suzanne (2013) A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar. Bloomsbury, London, UK. ISBN 9781408830918

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Abstract

It is 1923 and Evangeline English, keen lady cyclist, arrives with her sister Lizzie at the ancient Silk Route city of Kashgar to help establish a Christian mission. Lizzie is in thrall to their forceful and unyielding leader Millicent, but Eva's motivations for leaving her bourgeois life back at home are less clear-cut. As they attempt to navigate their new home and are met with resistance and calamity, Eva commences work on her book, A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar...

In present-day London another story is beginning. Frieda, a young woman adrift in her own life, opens her front door one night to find a man sleeping on the landing. In the morning he is gone, leaving on the wall an exquisite drawing of a long-tailed bird and a line of Arabic script. Tayeb, who has fled to England from Yemen, has arrived on Frieda's doorstep just as she learns that she is the next-of-kin to a dead woman she has never heard of: a woman whose abandoned flat contains many surprises - among them an ill-tempered owl.

The two wanderers begin an unlikely friendship as their worlds collide, and they embark on a journey that is as great, and as unexpected, as Eva's.

A stunning debut peopled by unforgettable characters, A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar is an extraordinary story of inheritance and the search for belonging in a fractured and globalised world.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Also published internationally
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lady Cyclist Kashgar
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN3311 Prose
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Departments > English and Creative Writing
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Depositing User: Suzanne Joinson
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 11:24
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 11:24
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3938

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