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What Will Survive By Joan Smith

What Will Survive by Joan Smith

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Summary

Lebanon makes the British headlines when an Englishwoman dies in a landmine explosion near the town of Nabatiyeh. The dead woman is Aisha, a former model with an Egyptian mother, visiting the Middle East for the first time. Reporters descend on her Somerset home, linking her death with Princess Diana's high profile campaign for a ban on landmines.

What Will Survive Summary

What Will Survive by Joan Smith

July 1997: Lebanon makes the British headlines when an Englishwoman dies in a landmine explosion near the town of Nabatiyeh. The dead woman is Aisha, a former model with an Egyptian mother, visiting the Middle East for the first time. Reporters descend on her Somerset home, linking her death with Princess Diana's high profile campaign for a ban on landmines. Amanda, a young features writer, is sent to Beirut to write a human interest story about Aisha's death. There she finds a city only just recovering from more than a decade of civil war. Lebanon is still occupied by Israel in the south, prompting a bloody conflict with Hezbollah, and she realises that thousands of ordinary Lebanese are trapped between two ruthless enemies. She begins to suspect that Aisha may have been another victim of this forgotten war. But with a wayward princess and charismatic new prime minister making headlines at home, how can she make sure that justice is done for Aisha - and for Lebanon?

What Will Survive Reviews

'Beautifully written and very clever. I absolutely loved it' - PD James'A literary espresso. Joan Smith's latest novel, tautly plotted and tightly written, will jump start your brain. A wise, witty, gritty book, but also laced with compassion. Once I picked up this book, it wouldn't put me down again' - Kathy Lette'Almost a political thriller (with) a dash of chick lit, a sprinkling of sleuthing and a hint of literary highbrow. The action rolls along at a fine pace and there is a good dose of glamour, too.'- Lucy Atkins, The Sunday Times'A literary espresso. Joan Smith's latest novel, tautly plotted and tightly written, will jump start your brain. Once I picked up this book, it wouldn't put me down again' - Kathy Lette'An intriguing weave of thriller, polemic and satire, with a good dollop of soap thrown in. Smith eavesdrops in newsrooms and strolls around the corridors of power like a left-leaning Anthony Trollope' - The Times'Smith has won more attention for her sharp non-fiction and journalism than for her five works of crime fiction. This new novel is set in 1997 in Lebanon, where a young journalist is investigating the death of an Englishwoman' - Nicholas Clee, the Bookseller

About Joan Smith

Joan Smith has a high profile in the media and is known for her columns in the Independent, and the Evening Standard as well as regular appearances on BBC radio and television. Smith's books include the bestsellers Misogynies and Moralities, as well as five crime novels.

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GOR011315753
9781905147564
1905147562
What Will Survive by Joan Smith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Arcadia Books
20070628
256
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