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The Book of Gold Leaves

by Mirza Waheed - £8.99  Penguin Books Ltd (2015)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780241970829 | ISBN 10: 0241970822

Mirza Waheed's extraordinary new novel The Book of Gold Leaves is a heartbreaking love story set in war-torn Kashmir.
 
In an ancient house in the city of Srinagar, Faiz paints exquisite Papier Mache pencil boxes for tourists. Evening is beginning to slip into night when he sets off for the shrine. There he finds the woman with the long black hair.
 
Roohi is prostrate before her God. She begs for the boy of her dreams to come and take her away. Roohi wants a love story.
 
An age-old tale of love, war, temptation, duty and choice, The Book of Gold Leaves is a heartbreaking tale of a what might have been, what could have been, if only.

(Price & availability last checked: June 2015)

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