A Singular Hostage

A Singular Hostage

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Sent to India to find a husband, Mariana Givens is facing the prospect of returning to Sussex ignominiously single. But the vastness of India has been a revelation. And before she leaves, Mariana is to accompany the Governor-General's party on their journey upcountry to meet with the Punjab's ageing Maharajah. Little does she know it, but Marianna is being pulled into the fate of a child whose existence she isn't yet aware of. For 18-month-old Saboor is being held hostage by the capricious Maharajah, who views him as a talisman against encroaching decrepitude. But the Maharajah has no concept of a child's needs and, with his mother poisoned, Saboor is dying from neglect. According to Saboor's grandfather, the visionary Shaikh Waliullah, only the young woman from Sussex can save him.
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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 34mm | 281.23g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Map
  • 0747267723
  • 9780747267720

About Thalassa Ali

Thalassa Ali was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, the daughter of two archaeologists, one British. Her husband was from Lahore, Pakistan, and she lived there for twelve years.
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