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EPUB ✓ The Kashmir Shawl ò Rosie Thomas Spanning decades and moving from the stark beauty of the Welsh landscape to the Himalayas and Kashmir this is a story of bravery courage and love Within one exotic land lie the secrets of a lifetime Newlywed Nerys Watkins leaves rural Wales for the first time in her life to accompany her husband on a missionary posting to India Travelling from lonely Ladakh high up in the Himalayas Nerys d I love a bit of trip fiction and this book certainly gives you the feeling of travelling From Wales India Pakistan and Switzerland the descriptions in this novel made these countries come alive Through WW2 to present day this book knocks up years as well as miles it really is a journeyI wasnt overly keen on the plot if I'm honest it felt flimsy that a shawl would send a woman travelling around the world and the treads that held the plot together felt frayed however I did keep turning the pages there was enough there to keep me interestedNot a book that has blown me away but an easy read that takes you away from your daily life Three stars

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EBOOK Û EPUB The Kashmir Shawl ä 9780007285969 FREE ✓ ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Kashmir Shawl By Rosie Thomas ⚣ – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Spanning decades and moving from the stark beauty of the Welsh landscape to the Himalayas and Kashmir this is a story of bravery courage and love Within one e The innocent Welsh bride has become a different woman Years later when Mair Ellis clears out her father's house she finds an exuisite antiue shawl woven from the finest yarns and embroidered in the shades of lake water and mountain skies Wrapped within its folds is a lock of child's hair Tracing her grandparents' roots back to Kashmir Mair embarks on a uest that will change her life forev The first chapter is a struggle and you'll have to turn pages to get past it with a yawn but when you get to 1940s India the novel takes offWonderful descriptions and upper and middle class people we can engage with if stereotyped and you really get a feel for life on the lake in that time Gripping and atmospheric and something to learn But then you go back to the present All we want to do is get back to the pastYou might just skim through this and read about the 1940s

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The Kashmir ShawlIscovers a new world in the lakeside city of Srinagar Here in the exuisite heart of Kashmir the British live on carved wooden houseboats and dance flirt and gossip as if there is no war But the battles draw ever closer and life in Srinagar becomes less frivolous when the men are sent away to fight Nerys is caught up in a dangerous friendship and by the time she is reunited with her husband Rosie Thomas’ latest novel The Kashmir Shawl is a book I wanted and expected to like very much The story of a woman who explores the unknown history of her late grandmother with the aid of a precious Kashmir shawl promised to be intriguing with plenty of exotic locations and interesting characters The locations include Wales Ladakh and Kashmir plus a few other places along the way We start out following Mair on her journey of discovery but in fact the lengthy flashback chapters that constitute the bulk of the book mean we are considerably ahead of Mair for much of the story Her grandmother Nerys Watkins and her missionary husband are in India seemingly isolated from the war raging in Europe But when Japan attacks Pearl Harbor and Singapore and pushes deeper into Asia life changes dramatically for the English in IndiaWith their men away at war the women are left to entertain themselves as best they can in a country where their presence is becoming less and less welcome Nerys and her friends Myrtle and Caroline could never have dreamed of the changes the war and the absence of husbands will make on their lives Decades later Mair attempts to find out both the public and private histories of this staunch group of friends sitting out the war in a houseboat in SrinagarI wish The Kashmir Shawl had been edited of one third of its bulk since even leaving in atmospheric descriptions of the changing locales and the detailed development of characters there is a substantial amount of padding that is unnecessary As it is I was left with the impression that Ms Thomas’ contract specified that her novel was to consist of at least 450 pages and it does but to the detriment of the reading experienceThe Kashmir Shawl is a mildly enjoyable book that with some skillful editing could have spared this reader a bit of frustrationKerry Hennigan © September 2011