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A God in Every Stone - Kamila Shamsie

A God in Every Stone - Kamila Shamsie
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Title: A God in Every Stone

Author:  Kamila Shamsie

ISBN:  9781408847206

Weight:  830g

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A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie

July 1914.  Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is running up a mountainside in an ancient land, surrounded by figs and cypresses.  Soon she will discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and the ecstasy of love.  Thousands of miles away a twenty-year old Pathan, Qayyum Gul, is learning about brotherhood and loyalty in the British Indian army.

July 1915.  Qayyum Gul is returning home after losing an eye at Ypres, his allegiances in tatters.  Viv is following the mysterious trail of her beloved.  They meet on a train to Peshawar, unaware that a connection is about to be forged between their lives – one that will reveal itself fifteen years later, on the Street of Storytellers, when a brutal fight for freedom, an ancient artefact and a mysterious green-eyed woman will bring them together again.

A powerful story of friendship, injustice, love and betrayal, A God in Every Stone carries you across the globe, into the heart of empires fallen and conquered, reminding us that we all have our place in the chaos of history and that so much of what is lost will not be forgotten.

Shortlisted for both the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.

Peer & Press Reviews

A fast-moving, well-researched story that reminds us of the contradictions of Empire in the age of the first worldwide war…  A God in Every Stone is a valuable reminder that the legacy of the Great War stretched far beyond Versailles.

Joanna Biggs, Sunday Times

The voices of those silenced from the pages of history resound in Kamila Shamsie’s accomplished, atmospheric sixth novel…  Shamsie excavates the deepest corners of the human heart, leaving few stones unturned in this exploration of how human motivation can shape history.

Anita Sethi, Observer

I can’t recommend A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie too strongly – this is her best novel yet, which is high praise to give to the author of Burnt Shadows…  Exciting and, in the end, profoundly moving…

Antonia Fraser, Guardian Summer Reading

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Title: A God in Every Stone
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition background: This book was signed and dated by the author after her event at the 2014 Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Dated: 24th May ’14
Book Stats
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Awards and prizes:

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2015 – shortlist

Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2015 – shortlist

Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781408847206
ISBN 10: 1408847205
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 310
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 163 x 31mm
Design Credits
Author photo: Salma Raza
Jacket design: David Mann
Jacket illustration: iStockphoto

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