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A Beggar at the Gate

A Beggar at the Gate

(2004)
(The second book in the Mariana Givens series)
A novel by

 

"Eminently readable."
M M Kaye


Set in nineteenth-century British India, Thalassa Ali's dazzling debut, A Singular Hostage, introduced us to Mariana Givens, the Englishwoman who risked everything to save a young Indian orphan from certain death. Now Ali returns to that exotic kingdom beyond the northwestern frontier, where Mariana will come face-to-face with a different destiny.

Two years have passed since Mariana left the walled city of Lahore. But she's unable to forget its haunting scent of roses or her ill-fated marriage to a native-born husband that has scandalized Calcutta society and made her an outcast among the English. Worse still, she bears the knowledge that she will be forced to give up Saboor - the boy believed to be endowed with magical gifts whose life she risked her own to save.

Now Mariana must revisit Lahore to return Saboor to his family and request a divorce from Hassan Ali Khan. But how can she say good-bye to the enigmatic man whose love defied two cultures - or the child she's loved as her own? As political and civil strife threaten to erupt in violence, she seeks answers in a world no Englishwoman has ever seen. And she's driven ever closer to a secret so powerful that it will change her life - and the lives of those she loves - forever.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: A Beggar at the Gate (Large Print edition)
Author(s): Thalassa Ali
ISBN: 1-84395-595-4 / 978-1-84395-595-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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September 2004 : USA Library Binding
Title: Beggar at the Gate
Author(s): Thalassa Ali
ISBN: 1-4176-6083-X / 978-1-4176-6083-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

July 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: A Beggar at the Gate
Author(s): Thalassa Ali
ISBN: 0-553-58417-0 / 978-0-553-58417-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: A Beggar at the Gate
Author(s): Thalassa Ali
ISBN: 0-7472-6773-1 / 978-0-7472-6773-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: A Beggar at the Gate
Author(s): Thalassa Ali
ISBN: 0-553-38177-6 / 978-0-553-38177-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: A Beggar at the Gate
Author(s): Thalassa Ali
ISBN: 0-7472-6980-7 / 978-0-7472-6980-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Beggar at the Gate
Author(s): Thalassa Ali
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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