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Iris and Ruby

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Publisher:
The Overlook Press,
Pub. Date:
2016.
Language:
English
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The unexpected arrival of her willful teenage granddaughter, Ruby, brings life and disorder to 82-year-old Iris Black's old house in Cairo. Ruby, driven by her fraught relationship with her own mother to run away from England, is seeking refuge with the grandmother she hasn't seen for years.An unlikely bond develops between them, as Ruby helps Iris to record her fading memories of the glittering, cosmopolitan Cairo of World War II, and of her one true love--the enigmatic Captain Xan Molyneux--whom she lost to the ravages of conflict.This long-ago love has shaped Iris's life, and, as becomes increasingly apparent, those of her daughter and her granddaughter. And it is to affect them all, again, in ways they could not have imagined.
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9781468302639
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lastUpdate 2018-04-24 22:48:17PM

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subject_facet Cairo (Egypt) -- Fiction, Grandparent and child -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Welsh, Memory -- Fiction, Older women -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Fiction
title_display Iris and Ruby
title_full Iris and Ruby / Rosie Thomas
title_short Iris and Ruby
topic_facet Grandparent and child, Historical fiction, Welsh, Memory, Older women