The Map of Love

The Map of Love : 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century

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In 1900, Lady Anna Winterbourne travels to an Egypt under British occupation. There she falls in love with Sharif al-Baroudi, an Egyptian patriot utterly committed to the cause of his country's freedom. A hundred years later, Isabel Parkman, an American divorcee and a descendant of Anna and Sharif, goes to Egypt, taking with her an old family trunk. The notebooks and journals she finds in the trunk will reveal her ancestors' lives and will profoundly affect her more

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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 129.5 x 193 x 45.7mm | 521.64g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 21st birthday celebratory ed
  • 0747590028
  • 9780747590026
  • 2,173,680

About Ahdaf Soueif

Ahdaf Soueif was born in Cairo. She is the author of Aisha, Sandpiper, In the Eye of the Sun and the bestselling novel The Map of Love which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1999. She has translated I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti from Arabic into English. She also is a journalist and commentator and her work is syndicated throughout the world, and a collection of her journalism, Mezzaterra, was published in more

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'A page-turning holiday read' Daily Telegraph 'A vivid and passionate love story A brilliant, revealing light on the world beyond itself' Sunday Telegraph 'By general agreement [of the Booker Prize committee], the "best read" of the shortlist. A romance of the desert' John Sutherland, Guardian 'Rich with historical detail and debate. Egypt emerges as the true heroine of this novel' Independentshow more

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