A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar (Large Print / Hardcover)

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Evangeline and her sister Lizzie are on their way to the
Silk Road and Kashgar as lady missionaries under the supervision of Millicent,
a zealous woman intent on converting the locals.  Evangeline brought along
her bicycle, a novelty in 1923.  While Lizzie is a true believer,
Evangeline is more interested in seeing the world.  Soon the women run
afoul of local custom and law. In current day Frieda is confused by a letter
informing her she is the sole heir of a stranger.  She has one week to clean
out the mystery person’s flat.  Aided by Tayeb, a homeless refugee, she
delves into the accumulation of a lifetime looking for a
connection.   This lively story has strong female characters; it is
an interesting look at the sometimes volatile intersection of differing

— Deon Stonehouse

June 2012 Indie Next List

“Two worlds collide with the discovery of a mysterious inheritance. On one side of the globe in the 1920s, three young women embark on an adventure along the famous Silk Road. On the other side of the world in present day London, two young strangers bond over a beautiful illustration with a history. Decades of family tradition and mystery become unraveled as the stories come crashing together.”
— Morgan Kiedrowski, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI


Like "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" or "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," a wondrous, richly conceived, irresistible debut novel that sweeps the reader away to a different world.

About the Author

Suzanne Joinson works in the literature department of the British Council, specializing in the Middle East, North Africa, and China, and she is the Arts Council-funded writer-in-residence at Shoreham Airport in the UK. Her personal blog can be found online at http: //delicatelittlebirds.wordpress.com, and she tweets at @suzyjoinson. Visit her Web site at www.suzannejoinson.com.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781410451064
ISBN-10: 1410451062
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
Publication Date: September 26th, 2012
Pages: 479
Language: English