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Extended Audio Sample The Kashmir Shawl (Unabridged), by Rosie Thomas
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,284 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosie Thomas Narrator: Nerys Hughes Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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1939: Nerys Watkins leaves rural Wales to accompany her husband on a missionary posting to India. Travelling from lonely Ladakh, high in the Himalayas, Nerys discovers a new world in the city of Srinagar.

Here, in the exquisite 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. Nerys is caught up in a dangerous friendship, and by the time she is reunited with her husband, the innocent Welsh bride has become a different woman.

Years later, when Mair Ellis clears out her father's house, she finds an exquisite antique shawl which holds a lock of child's hair. Tracing her grandparents roots back to Kashmir, Mair embarks on a quest that will change her life forever.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chana | 2/19/2014

    " It was okay, hardly enthralling, but enjoyable enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/13/2014

    " I found that I really enjoyed the book after I was about a third of the way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat wood | 2/12/2014

    " Excellent read. I didn't want to finish the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 2/10/2014

    " Couldn't put down. Easy to read, very interesting. Kashmir visited in two time frames & gradually stories become interlinked. Lovely. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janet Lolkema | 2/1/2014

    " I could not get into this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Curtis | 1/27/2014

    " A good story with a twisting story line covering 70 years following the British living in india during the second world war and the granddaughter finding the history of her grandparents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 1/16/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. The characters were very real, and the setting in India was interesting. Nice read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonny | 1/12/2014

    " This book is a great story that spans several generations and intertwines in unusual ways. I was sorry for the book to come to an end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/11/2014

    " This was a delight, I loved the parts set in 1940s Kashmir and was interested enough in Maire's life to enjoy the present-day storyline too. The gradual unravelling of the story of the shawl's origin was just the right pace to keep my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arifa | 12/16/2013

    " Wow, what a fantastic book!!! I give it 4.5/5 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 12/15/2013

    " It took me a couple of chapters to get into the book. Good book and quite unusual as it progressed. I liked the Kashmir setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lin | 11/26/2013

    " Slow start but once after the first 100 pages, it's hard to put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eilagh | 9/18/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. Mystery, history, travel and romance combine to make a great page turner with a strong narrative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Muir | 9/8/2013

    " A good yarn bringing three together a lot of threads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Flavin | 8/15/2013

    " Loved it, a great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cath Walker | 8/6/2013

    " I enjoyed the story of Nerys in India but didn't think it needed the modern day Mair searching for her family history. Some of the metaphors stand out too much rather than just giving a rich description of India. It seemed to be trying too hard. A good read in the end but not amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ranju | 7/9/2013

    " Very quickly got sucked into it. The story swapped time frames just as you thought you had figured something out, so made it difficult to put down at times. Really enjoyed this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cress | 6/22/2013

    " Quick, enjoyable read...enjoyed the two threads & the descriptions of Ladakh etc. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 5/28/2013

    " Unfortunately I found this book really boring and after a second attempt have given up on it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 4/28/2013

    " A great story, beautiful imagery and a captivating storyline, this book made me want to pack my bags for India...having grandparents who also have roots and history in India made it even more enjoyable and interesting for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Indu | 1/18/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book which told the story of Nerys and her life in pre-Independence India and that of modern-day Mair. Mair's character and life story could have been developed a bit better. It is Nerys's story that will captivate you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Wilkinson | 10/28/2012

    " this book is two stories , prefer the part in the past "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Willene | 8/23/2012

    " Good sense of place. Very easy to read and nicely intertwined plot. Weakest part is the ending sort of takes the easy way out. Pretty predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 8/22/2012

    " Lovely. Ultimately a satisfying novel. Finely wrought narrative, although some of the characters were rather superficially depicted. The past and present were nicely entwined with parallel themes of love and loss. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrienne | 8/21/2012

    " I enjoyed this book very much. Good story and with an interesting look at the "English Raj" of that time. "

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