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Nerys and her friends Myrtle and Caroline could never have dreamed of the changes the war and the absence of husbands will make on their lives. Decades later, Mair attempts to find out both the public and private histories of this staunch group of friends, sitting out the war in a houseboat in Srinagar. I wish The Kashmir Shawl had been edited of one third of its bulk, since even leaving in atmospheric descriptions of the changing locales and the detailed development of characters, there is a substantial amount of padding that is unnecessary. The Kashmir Shawl is a mildly enjoyable book that with some skillful editing could have spared this reader a bit of frustration.
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Sep 24, Anne rated it it was amazing. And that my favourite stories are always those with a dual time frame. But even if none of those qualifications applied, this book was a really wonderful read. The premise of the story is strong — Mair seeking the story behind a beautiful pashmina shawl and lock of hair found after a bereavement, and the modern search and historical story are beautifully tied together.
Kashmir, in modern times and at the close of the Raj, lives and breathes on the page — you really feel the privations, the extremes of temperature, the emotional turmoil in the lives of all the characters. In my view, this is her best yet. View all 3 comments. But they remember that their maternal grandparents had been missionaries in northern India and surmise it was brought back by their grandmother. Mair decides to go to Kashmir to try to find the origins of this work and how her grandparents 2.
Mair decides to go to Kashmir to try to find the origins of this work and how her grandparents might have come to acquire such a valuable artifact. I found the historical story much more interesting, if a bit melodramatic. I have to admit that I was intrigued by the mystery as much as Mair and her siblings were.
But …. And Thomas did a fine job of setting the scene, bringing to life the adventure and romanticism of the exotic locale and different culture. Did Mair have to have a background as a circus performer? Did Rainer have to be a magician? So while portions of the historical story captured my attention, on the whole I think this is a below average novel. May 06, Helen Strobridge rated it it was amazing. A wonderfully atmospheric book that I just couldn't put down, telling two parallel stories of a group of British women living in Kashmir during WWII, and the modern day re-tracing of their lives by one of their grand-daughters.
I am not always a fan of books set in two time periods, but in this case it was done very well, with the bulk of the book set in the s and long sections of the story told before each swap to the other narrative. The stunning descriptions of the landscape and the A wonderfully atmospheric book that I just couldn't put down, telling two parallel stories of a group of British women living in Kashmir during WWII, and the modern day re-tracing of their lives by one of their grand-daughters.
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The stunning descriptions of the landscape and the lifestyle in both present day India and at the height of the British Raj in the s really brought the book to life and the characters were all easy to engage with and memorable. The s sections reminded me very much of Olivia Manning's 'Balkan Trilogy' also an excellent read. A really enjoyable book.
Aug 05, Jeffrey rated it it was ok. The first chapter is a struggle and you'll have to turn pages to get past it with a yawn but when you get to s India the novel takes off.
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Wonderful descriptions and upper and middle class people we can engage with - if stereotyped - and you really get a feel for life on the lake in that time. Gripping and atmospheric and something to learn. But then you go back to the present All we want to do is get back to the past.
You might just skim through this and read about the s View all 6 comments. Aug 01, Lynda Hunter rated it it was amazing Shelves: general-fiction , favorites. I loved this book. I read it as past of a Book Club read and others in my group found it a bit tedious and slow. I didn't find that at all. In fact that was one of the things I really liked about it. I felt I was on a journey to Kashmir myself and enjoyed all the little "asides" which helped me to see it all so clearly in my mind. I have always wanted to go to India and probably now will never get the opportunity so it really had a special pull for me.
I also love fiction which actually also I loved this book. I also love fiction which actually also teaches me something. I knew nothing about the exquisite shawls made in Kashmir and when I finished the novel I went straight onto Youtube to search a little more and found a great video which showed just how very precious they are. I really enjoyed the two time settings for the novel but then I always enjoy this in a book. I warmed particularly to Nerys' story and this was the best part of the novel for me although I really loved the interlinking between her story and the journey made by her granddaughter, Mair, to find out the secret of the Kashmir shawl.
The characters were drawn out beautifully and I felt able to identify with them all and Rosie Thomas writes in such a way that my entire reading experience of this book was really enjoyable. May 22, Dinah Jefferies rated it it was amazing Shelves: romance , women , historical-romance , summer-reads , historical-fiction. I absolutely loved this book.
I read it last year so my memory is a little rusty, but what I remember most is the fact that it was written in two time periods. Both worked well: both were engaging, though I found the earlier period absolutely entrancing. The descriptions were fabulous, and brought the settings vividly to life, and the two stories coincided neatly at the end. An absorbing read.
View 2 comments. Jun 03, Barb Bailey rated it really liked it Shelves: womans-book-club , This book was well written and kept my interest even though it was a long story. The characters were well developed. I like books where I learn something new and I learned a lot about wool , dying and weaving wool and grading wool.
I love textiles and did not know anything about Kashmir Shawls , their value or how they were used for dowries.
Most of the cities and towns and mountains were well described and sometimes almost made me want to visit India. Jan 19, Maureen Timerman rated it really liked it Shelves: What a story Rosie Thomas was written, she had me walking with the Characters through the streets in India. I could almost smell the goats, as was described. We experience the life with the Raj, and the slums. The story begins with the death of her father, Mair finds a beautiful Kashmir Shawl among the belongings.
She also finds an old envelope with some hair stored in it.
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Thus begins her quest for answers, and her trip to India. There are actually two stories told here, some of it we know but What a story Rosie Thomas was written, she had me walking with the Characters through the streets in India. There are actually two stories told here, some of it we know but Mair never has all the answers.
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Nerys spends time with Myrtle, and Carolyn, you will enjoy the fun times they make out adversity. I really recommend this as a Historical read, so very interesting. Even when Mair goes there, there is fighting between the Hindu's and the Muslims.