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  • Published: 1 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409080909
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
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Born Under a Million Shadows




For fans of Khaled Hosseini, a gripping tale of forbidden love between an Englishwoman and a Kabul warlord, as seen through the eyes of a young Afghan boy.

The Taliban have disappeared from Kabul’s streets, but the long shadows of their brutal regime remain. In his short life eleven-year-old Fawad has known more grief than most: his father and brother have been killed, his sister has been abducted, and Fawad and his mother, Mariya, must rely on the charity of family to eke out a hand-to-mouth existence.
Then Mariya finds a position as housekeeper for a charismatic western woman, Georgie, and Fawad dares to hope for an end to their struggle. He soon discovers that his beloved Georgie is caught up in a dangerous love affair with the powerful Afghan warlord Haji Khan, a legendary name on the streets of Kabul. At first resentful of Haji Khan’s presence, Fawad learns that love can move a man to act in surprising ways, and an overwhelming act of generosity persuades him of the warlord’s good intentions.
But even a man as influential as Haji Khan can’t protect Fawad from the next tragedy to blight his young life, a tragedy so devastating that it threatens to destroy the one thing Fawad thought he could never lose: his love for his country.

  • Pub date: 1 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409080909
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the Author

Andrea Busfield

Andrea Busfield was a tabloid journalist and now lives in Vienna where she writes full time. Visit her at www.Andreabusfieldbooks.co.uk.

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Praise for Born Under a Million Shadows

“Beautifully written, touching and laced with humour, it's a stunningly assured debut from a writer who looks set to be a big star”

News of the World

“This beautifully told tale will capture the reader's heart...powerful and moving”

The Sun


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