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A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar - Suzanne Joinson
A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar
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It is 1923. Evangeline (Eva) English and her sister Lizzie are missionaries heading for the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar. Though Lizzie is on fire with her religious calling, Eva’s motives are not quite as noble, but with her green bicycle and a commission from a publisher to write A Lady... show more
It is 1923. Evangeline (Eva) English and her sister Lizzie are missionaries heading for the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar. Though Lizzie is on fire with her religious calling, Eva’s motives are not quite as noble, but with her green bicycle and a commission from a publisher to write A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar, she is ready for adventure.In present day London, a young woman, Frieda, returns from a long trip abroad to find a man sleeping outside her front door. She gives him a blanket and a pillow, and in the morning finds the bedding neatly folded and an exquisite drawing of a bird with a long feathery tail, some delicate Arabic writing, and a boat made out of a flock of seagulls on her wall. Tayeb, in flight from his Yemeni homeland, befriends Frieda and, when she learns she has inherited the contents of an apartment belonging to a dead woman she has never heard of, they embark on an unexpected journey together.A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar explores the fault lines that appear when traditions from different parts of an increasingly globalized world crash into one other. Beautifully written, and peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, the novel interweaves the stories of Frieda and Eva, gradually revealing the links between them and the ways in which they each challenge and negotiate the restrictions of their societies as they make their hard-won way toward home. A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar marks the debut of a wonderfully talented new writer.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781608198115 (1608198111)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Lynn Horton Books
Lynn Horton Books rated it
4.0 A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar: A Novel
What an unusual book.Because it bounces back and forth between times, it's a little hard to follow. But I think the storyline makes the bouncing worthwhile. I am a fan of Gertrude Bell and other early female adventurers, so I am probably a predisposed to like this work.First, for the 1920s chapters....
Danielle Swisher Author The Blog
Danielle Swisher Author The Blog rated it
3.5 Thoughts On A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar
I just finished reading A Lady's Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar, a book that had been on my reading list for a while. I had initially chosen to read this book because the concept sounded so great. After all, it is about a group of female British missionaries traveling through the Middle East via bicyc...
TeaPartyPrincess
TeaPartyPrincess rated it
4.0 A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar
This was a fantastic and complex read.The prose is beautifully written and this was a delight to read. The description were sumptuous, beautiful, lavish and luxurious and I found myself instantly transported to Kashgar.This book switched between two time periods and various characters, but for once ...
The Archaeology of Writing
The Archaeology of Writing rated it
4.0 A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar: A Novel
What an unusual book. Because it bounces back and forth between times, it's a little hard to follow. But I think the storyline makes the bouncing worthwhile. I am a fan of Gertrude Bell and other early female adventurers, so I am probably a predisposed to like this work.First, for the 1920s chapters...
Par Lance
Par Lance rated it
Disclosure: Received (if I am lucky in the draw on 10th April) as a Goodreads First Read.
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