Far From My Father's House (Paperback)Jill McGivering (author)
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Survival is hard in a land where no woman can live alone
Layla is just thirteen when the men with the beards and guns burn down her beloved father's school and begin to terrorise the Swat valley region of Pakistan.
She has to flee, exchanging the tranquil beauty of the Himalayas for the squalor of a camp for refugees from the Taliban near Peshawar. With her life torn apart by tragedy, Layla must choose between the old fashioned way of life with her family - or a journey into independence which could threaten her very survival.
Trying to find out what lies behind mysterious deaths at the camp is foreign correspondent Ellen Thomas. As a strong woman in a man's world, Ellen is used to risking her life to uncover the truth. United by the gentle schoolteacher who had risked his life to save books, the paths of Layla and Ellen collide in a common cause.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
Praise for Jill McGivering's THE LAST KESTREL:
`A moving, compassionate and impressive first-novel which fans of The Kite Runner will love.' DAILY MAIL
`Disturbing and heartfelt.' THE TIMES
`This book is moving and disturbing. Both sides are given honest portrayals, and the characters are very real. It will change the way you read headlines.' BOOKLIST
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Just read far from my father's house by Jill mcgivering. It arrived in the post yesterday and I was hooked from the first page!!
Everything I loved about The Last Kestrel - the attention to detail, the texture of the landscape, the contrasts between characters and settings - plus a main character, Ellen, that I already knew and loved. Not an... More
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