The Last Kestrel: A Deeply Compassionate and Thoughtful Novel


Two strong women. Two cultures. One unifying cause: survival.  Ellen Thomas, experienced war correspondent, returns to Afghanistan’s dangerous Helmand Province on assignment, keen to find the murderer of her friend and translator, Jalil. In her search for justice in a land ravaged by death and destruction, she uncovers disturbing truths.

Author: Jill McGivering, Fergal Keane
ISBN: 9780007338177
Binding: Paperback, 304, Pages
Published Year: 2010
Language: English

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Hasina, forced by tradition into the role of wife and mother, lives in a village which is taken by British Forces. Her only son, Aref, is part of a network of underground fighters and she is determined to protect him, whatever the cost.

Ellen and Hasina are thrown together – one fighting for survival, the other searching for truth – with devastating consequences for them both.

The Last Kestrel is a deeply moving and lyrical story of disparate lives – innocent and not-so-innocent – caught up in the horrors of war. It is a book which will resonate with fans of The Kite Runner and The Bookseller of Kabul.

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Weight 0.44 kg
Dimensions 23.3 × 15.3 × 2.4 cm