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A lady cyclist's guide to Kashgar: a novel

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Grouping Titlelady cyclists guide to kashgar
Grouping Authorsuzanne joinson
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-29 07:30:29AM
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Novelist Primary ISBN9781608198115

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It is 1923. Evangeline (Eva) English and her sister Lizzie are missionaries heading for the ancient city of Kashgar on the Silk Road. 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 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 each 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 towards home.

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subject_facetAdventure fiction
Historical fiction
Kashi (China) -- Fiction
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
Women -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Fiction
Women missionaries -- Fiction
title_displayA lady cyclist's guide to Kashgar : a novel
title_fullA Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar A Novel
A lady cyclist's guide to Kashgar : a novel / Suzanne Joinson
title_shortA lady cyclist's guide to Kashgar
title_suba novel
Social conditions
Social life and customs
Women missionaries