Paperback Iris and Ruby / Rosie Thomas.
Publication year: 2006
Publisher: London : Harper,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780007173549 (pbk.) : 0007173547 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: HarperCollins.
A story of love, loss and the distance between three generations of one family, this novel centres on Iris and Ruby - a grandmother and her granddaughter - as they try and make sense of their respective lives.
470 p. ; 20 cm.
5 Stars A well-researched novel set in fascinating and frightening, dirty Cairo. Loved the romance, the atmosphere and would love to see it made into a film. Wonderfully strong believable characters. Interesting switches from 1st person narrator to 3rd, to believable dialogue. interesting development of plot to a satisfying conclusion. Kept involved to the end.