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Kashmir Shawl (original 2011; edition 2012)

by Rosie Thomas

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Title:Kashmir Shawl
Authors:Rosie Thomas
Info:Harper (2012), Paperback, 400 pages
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What a lovely book. A story that marries young a women of present day with her Grandmother. Nerys Watkins a missionary wife spends time in India with other English wives during the 2nd World War. Estranged from her husband due to winter weather in the mountains, she enjoys relationships with two women and a Magician/Mountaineer who will become entwined in illusions that would become a secret part of their lives. The Granddaughter, Mair travels to India to find the history behind a mysterious Kashmir shawl and finds that the answers are not easy to unravel.

A good read that I recommend.


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  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
What a lovely book. A story that marries young a women of present day with her Grandmother. Nerys Watkins a missionary wife spends time in India with other English wives during the 2nd World War. Estranged from her husband due to winter weather in the mountains, she enjoys relationships with two women and a Magician/Mountaineer who will become entwined in illusions that would become a secret part of their lives. The Granddaughter, Mair travels to India to find the history behind a mysterious Kashmir shawl and finds that the answers are not easy to unravel.

A good read that I recommend.


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  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
What a lovely book. A story that marries young a women of present day with her Grandmother. Nerys Watkins a missionary wife spends time in India with other English wives during the 2nd World War. Estranged from her husband due to winter weather in the mountains, she enjoys relationships with two women and a Magician/Mountaineer who will become entwined in illusions that would become a secret part of their lives. The Granddaughter, Mair travels to India to find the history behind a mysterious Kashmir shawl and finds that the answers are not easy to unravel.

A good read that I recommend.


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  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
What a lovely book. A story that marries young a women of present day with her Grandmother. Nerys Watkins a missionary wife spends time in India with other English wives during the 2nd World War. Estranged from her husband due to winter weather in the mountains, she enjoys relationships with two women and a Magician/Mountaineer who will become entwined in illusions that would become a secret part of their lives. The Granddaughter, Mair travels to India to find the history behind a mysterious Kashmir shawl and finds that the answers are not easy to unravel.

A good read that I recommend.


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  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
What a lovely book. A story that marries young a women of present day with her Grandmother. Nerys Watkins a missionary wife spends time in India with other English wives during the 2nd World War. Estranged from her husband due to winter weather in the mountains, she enjoys relationships with two women and a Magician/Mountaineer who will become entwined in illusions that would become a secret part of their lives. The Granddaughter, Mair travels to India to find the history behind a mysterious Kashmir shawl and finds that the answers are not easy to unravel.

A good read that I recommend.


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  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
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Spanning decades and moving from the stark beauty of the Welsh landscape to the Himalayas and Kashmir, this is a story of bravery, courage and love. Within one exotic land lie the secrets of a lifetime! Newlywed Nerys Watkins leaves rural Wales for the first time in her life, to accompany her husband on a missionary posting to India. Travelling from lonely Ladakh, high up in the Himalayas, Nerys discovers a new world in the lakeside city of Srinagar. Here, in the exquisite heart of Kashmir, the British live on carved wooden houseboats and dance, flirt and gossip as if there is no war. But the battles draw ever closer, and life in Srinagar becomes less frivolous when the men are sent away to fight. Nerys is caught up in a dangerous friendship, and by the time she is reunited with her husband, the innocent Welsh bride has become a different woman. Years later, when Mair Ellis clears out her father's house, she finds an exquisite antique shawl, woven from the finest yarns and embroidered in the shades of lake water and mountain skies. Wrapped within its folds is a lock of child's hair. Tracing her grandparents' roots back to Kashmir, Mair embarks on a quest that will change her life forever.
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Spanning decades and moving from the stark beauty of the Welsh landscape to the Himalayas and Kashmir, this is a story of bravery, courage and love. Within one exotic land lie the secrets of a lifetime! Newlywed Nerys Watkins leaves rural Wales for the first time in her life, to accompany her husband on a missionary posting to India. Travelling from lonely Ladakh, high up in the Himalayas, Nerys discovers a new world in the lakeside city of Srinagar. Here, in the exquisite heart of Kashmir, the British live on carved wooden houseboats and dance, flirt and gossip as if there is no war. But the battles draw ever closer, and life in Srinagar becomes less frivolous when the men are sent away to fight. Nerys is caught up in a dangerous friendship, and by the time she is reunited with her husband, the innocent Welsh bride has become a different woman. Years later, when Mair Ellis clears out her father's house, she finds an exquisite antique shawl, woven from the finest yarns and embroidered in the shades of lake water and mountain skies. Wrapped within its folds is a lock of child's hair. Tracing her grandparents' roots back to Kashmir, Mair embarks on a quest that will change her life forever.

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Spanning decades and moving from the stark beauty of the Welsh landscape to the Himalayas and Kashmir, this is a story of bravery, courage and love. Newlywed Nerys Watkins leaves rural Wales for the first time in her life, to accompany her husband on a missionary posting to India. As war engulfs Europe, the Watkins are in remote Ladakh, high up in the Himalayas. Nerys is lonely, but she makes a glamorous new friend, Myrtle McMinn, who introduces her to the lakeside city of Srinagar.… (more)

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