Blogs in August 2022

Best of Friends 22nd August 2022

A dazzling new novel of friendship, identity and the unknowability of other people – from the international bestselling author of Home Fire, winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Sometimes it was as though the forty years of friendship...

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Another Gulmohar Tree 19th March 2020

Usman is visiting post-war London from Pakistan when he meets a young aspiring artist called Lydia who has, like himself, come out of an unhappy marriage. Just as the lonely strangers’ friendship begins to blossom into something deeper Usman...

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In a Kingdom by the Sea 12th November 2019

When Gabby’s husband accepts a transfer to Pakistan, she discovers a new world of heat and colour, of exotic bazaars and trips to the breath-taking Kashmiri mountains. It is an escape she didn’t know she was looking for. But...

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The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack 4th November 2019

Abdullah, bachelor and scion of a once prominent family, awakes on the morning of his seventieth birthday and considers launching himself over the balcony. Having spent years attempting to compile a ‘mythopoetic legacy’ of his beloved Karachi, the cosmopolitan...

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Salt and Saffron 16th October 2019

Aliya may not have inherited her family’s patrician looks, but she is as much a prey to the legends of her family that stretch back to the days of Timur Lang. Aristocratic and eccentric-the clan has plenty of stories...

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