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The Last Kestrel (Paperback)
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The Last Kestrel (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 04/08/2011
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Two strong women. Two cultures. One unifying cause: survival. Ellen Thomas, experienced war correspondent, returns to Afghanistan's dangerous Helmand Province on assignment, keen to find the murderer of her friend and translator, Jalil. In her search for justice in a land ravaged by death and destruction, she uncovers disturbing truths. Hasina, forced by tradition into the role of wife and mother, lives in a village which is taken by British Forces. Her only son, Aref, is part of a network of underground fighters and she is determined to protect him, whatever the cost. Ellen and Hasina are thrown together - one fighting for survival, the other searching for truth - with devastating consequences for them both. The Last Kestrel is a deeply moving and lyrical story of disparate lives - innocent and not-so-innocent - caught up in the horrors of war. It is a book which will resonate with fans of The Kite Runner and The Bookseller of Kabul.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007338153
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 20 mm

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“A thought-provoking and poignant read”

Switching between the points of view of Ellen Thomas, long-time war correspondent, and Hasina, wife and mother, The Last Kestrel provides an insightful and devastating glimpse into the British and American Forces’ war... More

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“Well worth a read”

A brilliant debut novel that’s well worth the read. The story grips the reader from beginning to end whilst showing some of the atrocities of war in an incredibly thought-provoking manner. Jill McGivering is clearly a... More

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“i couldnt put this book down”

The Last Kestrel, is set in contemporary Helmand province and tells the story of a woman journalist’s search for the truth behind a local army interpreter’s mysterious death.
When i started reading this book i thought... More

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