Only in London

Only in London

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As a flight from Dubai comes into London's Heathrow and hits turbulence, four people from different corners of the Arab world are thrown together: beautiful, lost Lamis, recently divorced from her wealthy Iraqi husband; Nicholas, an expert at Southeby's on Islamic daggers; louche and noisy Amira, a Moroccan who lives off immoral earnings and the transvestite Samir, with a monkey hidden in a basket. Landing safely they go their separate ways, but from then on they find their lives are intimately entwined. "Only In London" is a funny, tender and sexy novel that uncovers a unique world in the heart of a big more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 24mm | 240.41g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Arabic
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747557926
  • 9780747557920
  • 1,076,711

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'Devastatingly entertaining fiction... teeming with ideas: memory and exile, language, desire and identity, and the search for order in the chaos of a metropolis. Very funny' Literary Reviewshow more

About Hanan Al-Shaykh

Hanan al-Shaykh was born in 1945 and grew up in Beirut. She is the author of five novels including BEIRUT BLUES, three of which have been translated into English. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages and they are banned from many Arab countries because of their sexual explicitness. She lives in London with her husband and two more

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417 ratings
2.82 out of 5 stars
5 8% (34)
4 17% (72)
3 35% (147)
2 28% (116)
1 12% (48)
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