It is 1923 and Evangeline English, keen lady cyclist, arrives with her sister Lizzie and their zealous leader Millicent at the ancient city of Kashgar to establish a mission.
As they encounter resistance and calamity, Eva commences work on her Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar...In present-day London, Frieda opens her door to find a man sleeping on the landing.
Tayeb, a Yemeni refugee, has arrived in Frieda's life just as she learns that she is next-of-kin to a stranger, a woman whose abandoned flat contains many surprises.
The two wanderers embark on a journey that is as great, and as unexpected, as Eva's.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, map
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 14/03/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408830918