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A Good Place to Die

(1999)
(The Persian Bride)
A novel by

 
Hailed as a masterpiece in Britain, this epic novel is at once a great love story, a riveting political thriller, and a profound analysis of modern Iran.

It is the spring of 1974, and John Pitt, a young Englishman, sets off for the hippie East, stopping in Iran. There, in the lovely city of Isfahan, he meets the enchanting and spirited Shirin, an Iranian schoolgirl of seventeen. They fall desperately in love, marry in secret, and are forced into hiding. Shirin not only gives John happiness beyond anything he could have dreamed, she gives him her country's terrible history, its beauty and bitterness, its poetry and religious fanaticism. As the old world disintegrates in revolution and terror, John and Shirin are brutally separated. From the corrupt court of the shah to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, in an enduring human quest as old as THE ODYSSEY, John stumbles through history to find his wife.

James Buchan has lived in Iran and knows its people and its culture as few outsiders do. THE PERSIAN BRIDE is unflinching in its vision of twentieth-century chaos and deeply romantic in its marvelous love story. Lyrical and reflective in turn, this is a brilliant and beautiful novel.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: The Persian Bride
Author(s): James Buchan
ISBN: 0-618-06740-X / 978-0-618-06740-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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September 1999 : UK Hardback
Title: A Good Place to Die
Author(s): James Buchan
ISBN: 1-86046-647-8 / 978-1-86046-647-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Harvill Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: A Good Place to Die
Author(s): James Buchan
ISBN: 1-907970-44-4 / 978-1-907970-44-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Daunt Books
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June 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: The Persian Bride: A Novel
Author(s): James Buchan
ISBN: 0-618-21923-4 / 978-0-618-21923-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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May 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: A Good Place to Die (Panther)
Author(s): James Buchan
ISBN: 1-86046-742-3 / 978-1-86046-742-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Harvill Press
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May 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: A Good Place To Die
Author(s): James Buchan
ISBN: 1-86046-648-6 / 978-1-86046-648-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Good Place to Die
Author(s): James Buchan
Publisher: Daunt Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Persian Bride
Author(s): James Buchan
Publisher: Mariner Books
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