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Only in London

Proof copy of Hanan al-Shaykh's Only in London

Hanan al-Shaykh; translated by Catherine Cobham
8vo. Pp. [viii], 276, [2]. Printed wraps. A Note on the Author. Errata page laid in by publisher.
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
format
uncorrected proof
publisher
Bloomsbury
published in
London
publication year
2001
ISBN
0747553041
pagination
276 pages
width × height
14.5 × 21 cm
genre
literary fiction
language
English
binding state
original binding
condition
mint
GBP£ 10
EUR€ 11.60
USD$ 12.50
ref.692 JR3