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Only in London

Only in London

(2001)
A novel by

 
Four strangers meet on a turbulent flight from Dubai to London: Amira, a canny Moroccan prostitute; Lamis, a 30-year old Iraqi divorcee; Nicholas, an English expert on Islamic art; and Samir, a Lebanese man who is delivering a monkey on a mission he doesn't fully understand. Once safely on British soil, Lamis and Nicholas fall in love, Samir chases after blond British youths, and Amira reinvents herself as a princess, the better to lure clients at the best London hotels. Through the city and across cultural borders, Only in London wittily portrays the smells, sounds, and sights of London's lively Arab neighorhoods, as well as the freedoms the city both offers and withholds from its immigrants.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2003 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Only in London
Author(s): Hanan Al-Shaykh
ISBN: 0-385-49171-9 / 978-0-385-49171-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
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October 2001 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Only in London: A Novel
Author(s): Hanan Al-Shaykh
ISBN: 0-375-42133-5 / 978-0-375-42133-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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June 2001 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Only in London
Author(s): Hanan Al-Shaykh
ISBN: 0-7475-5304-1 / 978-0-7475-5304-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Only in London
Author(s): Hanan Al-Shaykh
ISBN: 1-4088-0192-2 / 978-1-4088-0192-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2002 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Only in London
Author(s): Hanan al-Shaykh
ISBN: 0-385-72121-8 / 978-0-385-72121-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2002 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Only in London
Author(s): Hanan Al-Shaykh
ISBN: 0-7475-5792-6 / 978-0-7475-5792-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Only in London
Author(s): Hanan al-Shaykh
Publisher: Anchor
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