Rosie Thomas is the author of a number of celebrated novels, including the bestsellers The Kashmir Shawl, Sun at Midnight, Iris and Ruby and Constance. Once she was established as a writer and her children were grown, she discovered a love of travelling and mountaineering. She has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas, competed in the Peking to Paris car rally, spent time on a tiny Bulgarian research station in Antarctica and travelled the silk road through Asia. She lives in London.
'Love, seduction, magic and illusion collide as Rosie Thomas takes us on a spellbinding journey through an extremely shadowy world' Daily Express 'A brilliant Gothic mix of glitter and grime and so atmospheric you can almost see the pea-soupers' Daily Mail 'Always engaging: a beautifully written novel that will magic you away to the seedy streets of turn-of-the-century London' Stylist Praise for The Kashmir Shawl: 'A superbly researched and vivid evocation of wartime Kashmir and Ladakh' Daily Mail 'A spellbinding tale. Beautifully written, honest and compassionate...a delight from start to finish' Daily Express 'An epic tale...A complicated entanglement of family secrets, love during wartime and dangerous liaisons. For fans of Maggie O'Farrell' Red 'A superbly written novel, marvellously descriptive and especially evocative of the war years ... a gorgeous treat' Choice 'Thomas' portrayal of a young wife struggling to cope with life in wartime Kashmir, her husband's indifference to her and her attraction to a charismatic mountaineer is beautifully written, touching and believable' The Daily Express