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Only in London

First edition in English of Hanan al-Shaykh's Only in London

Hanan al-Shaykh; translated by Catherine Cobham
First edition in English. 8vo. Pp. [viii], 276, [2 (blank)], [2]. Black cloth boards, lettered in gilt to spine; buttercup yellow endpapers. Jacket design by Nathan Burton. Integral black silk bookmark. A Note on the Author.
Translated from the Arabic by Catherine Cobham. BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.
Four people seeking love and liberty in London's burgeoning Arab community. The offspring of a strict Lebanese Shia family, displaced from home by her country's Civil War, al-Shaykh's challenging books to traditional Arabic social strictures, are banned by most regimes in the region. "As the story follows their adventures, some comic, some pathetic, each character finds a different London... [al-Shaykh's] novel is funny and beautifully written. She has a perfect ear for dialogue and tone." Sunday Telegraph
edition
first in English
format
hardback
publisher
Bloomsbury
published in
London
publication year
2001
ISBN
0747553041
pagination
276 pages
width × height
15.5 × 21.5 cm
genre
literary fiction
language
English
binding style
cloth
binding state
original binding
condition  . . .
mint
of jacket
mint
GBP£ 20
EUR€ 23.20
USD$ 24.60
ref.Q48 RR6