A Simple Life
From the bestselling author of The Kashmir Shawl
Dinah Steward has a secret. Hidden beneath the comfortable family life she shares with her successful husband Matthew and their two sons lies a shameful secret that has haunted Dinah for fifteen years. She and Matt never speak of it or the impossible choice he forced her to make all those years ago: they think the cracks have been papered over.
But when a chance encounter brings the past into sharp focus once more, Dinah realises she can no longer deny the truth. She decides to risk everything – her husband, her sons, her perfect lifestyle, in order to claim what was always hers.
”'Love, seduction, magic and illusion collide as Rosie Thomas takes us on a spellbinding journey through an extremely shadowy world” - Daily Express
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 -