The Photographer's Wife

The Photographer's Wife

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By the author of A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar, an LA Times bestseller: a beautiful and gripping story of love and betrayal, set in 1920s Jerusalem and 1930s Sussex

Jerusalem, 1920: eleven-year-old Prudence feels tensions rising as her architect father launches an eccentric plan to redesign the Holy City. When he employs a British pilot, William Harrington, to take aerial photographs of the city, Prue is uncomfortably aware of the attraction that sparks between Harrington and Eleanora, the English wife of a famous Jerusalem photographer - a nationalist, intent on removing the British. Years later, in rain-soaked Sussex, Prue opens her door to an unwelcome visitor. What he reveals unravels her world, and she must follow the threads back to secrets buried long ago in Jerusalem...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 290g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408840804
  • 9781408840801
  • 875,309

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A haunting, original and beautifully written tale Paul Torday, bestselling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen , on A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar
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A haunting, original and beautifully written tale * Paul Torday, bestselling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, on A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar * Bold and elegant ... An ambitious, accomplished debut * Daily Mail * Sprightly, engaging and lovingly written * Guardian * A delicate yet gutsy spirit of adventure pervades its pages ... Joinson writes with a control and vivacity that fires our own dreams of flight * Emylia Hall, author of The Book of Summers * Captivating ... Vivid descriptions of exotic landscapes combined with those of Prudence's solitary life in a cabin by the sea give the story an ethereal quality ... An engaging read filled with tension and surprises on every page * The Lady *
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About Suzanne Joinson

Suzanne Joinson is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction whose work has appeared in, among other places, the New York Times, Vogue, Aeon, Lonely Planet travel writing anthologies and the Independent on Sunday. Her first novel, A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar (2012), was translated into sixteen languages and was a national bestseller. She lives in Sussex.

suzannejoinson.com / @suzyjoinson
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621 ratings
2.66 out of 5 stars
5 5% (28)
4 17% (106)
3 34% (213)
2 29% (179)
1 15% (95)
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