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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (653 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Wood Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Virgins of Paradise is a magnificent saga about the women in a rich, aristocratic Egyptian family, by the author of Green City in the Sun and The Dreaming.

This is a sensuous, romantic, exciting novel of women in search of identity amid historic change, and a fascinating portrait of an ancient nation mired in superstition, magic, and mythology as it emerges into the modern era.

Jasmine and Camelia Rasheed grow to womanhood under the watchful eye of their grandmother inside the walls surrounding a beautiful house on Virgins of Paradise Street in exotic Cairo. They come of age in society in which the subjugation of women is assumed - they must wear veils, are forbidden to leave the house, have no independent rights, and are circumcised to ensure purity and obedience. Each embarks on turbulent personal and professional voyages of discovery: Jasmine, cast out of the family, comes to America; and Camilia sets out to become one of the most famous dancers in the Middle East. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Abe | 2/19/2014

    " Okay how can anyone not love this book?! Barbara Wood is a fantastic writer and she really painted a perfect picture of each character, you felt that you were there watching this story unfold. I loved the twists, surprises and reading the whole book come together. I could not put this book down. It is a must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Barbara | 2/18/2014

    " This is one of the best fiction books that I have ever read. I went on to read some of her others, but I found besides Green City in the Sun, the other plots were uninteresting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maxine McDonald | 2/15/2014

    " This book was loaned to me by a close friend and was recommended by her.It is the history of a family that is upper-middle class that lives on Virgins of Paradise Street in Egypt. It takes the family through many generations and political and social changes in Egypt. I enjoyed it and would recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joanne Mcbride | 2/11/2014

    " This book starts a little slow but if you stick with it - it's great. This is a nice story about an Egyptian family and how their culture effects their lives. "

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About the Author
Author Barbara Wood

Barbara Wood was born in Warrington, England. Together with her parents and older brother, she immigrated to the United States and grew up in Southern California. Barbara held numerous jobs before she sold her first novel in 1976. To date, she has written twenty-five books, including three under her pseudonym Kathryn Harvey. When not writing, Barbara often takes time to enjoy the work of other authors. She also likes to play golf with her husband, Walt.