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A Stone’s Throw

A Stone’s Throw

Author(s): Fiona Shaw

Location(s): England, Kenya

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance

Era(s): 1940s onwards



A multi-layered story of three generations of one family and is set in England and Kenya during and after the Second World War. Meg Brya is sailing to Kenya to be with her fiance. On the boat ride out to Africa, the ship is torpedoed, she has a brief dalliance and how these experiences permeate her life in the new country.

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‘An affecting portrait of 1950s Britain, and a tender and unlikely page-turner’ (Financial Times)”

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