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Miss Webster and Cherif

(2006)
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Elizabeth Webster is a cantankerous spinster pushing 70. Forced out of her old school teaching job, she unleashes her sharp tongue and dogmatic opinions on everyone in the English village of Little Blessington. Then, one cold spring night, sitting on the sofa alone, she grinds to a dead halt. To recover from this mysterious, near-fatal illness her doctor sends her on a journey to a North African country where she ventures into the desert and has a brush with terrorism. But, Miss Webster no longer cares about anything, least of all Islamic politics and suicide bombers. Three weeks after her return, there is a ring on her doorbell. Standing there in the gusty darkness is a young Arab man of astonishing beauty. Worryingly, he is carrying a large suitcase. But who is Cherif? Why is he there and what does he want? Entertaining, intelligent, provocative, Patricia Duncker's new novel is a comedy of errors set in the aftermath of 9/11, in a darkening world moving towards war. This engaging tale about friendship, trust and liberation is full of reversals and surprises, tenderness and humour.

    

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Hardback Editions

May 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Miss Webster and Cherif (Charnwood Large Print)
Author(s): Patricia Duncker
ISBN: 1-84617-730-8 / 978-1-84617-730-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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February 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Miss Webster and Cherif
Author(s): Patricia Duncker
ISBN: 0-7475-8277-7 / 978-0-7475-8277-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Miss Webster and Cherif
Author(s): Patricia Duncker
ISBN: 0-7475-8590-3 / 978-0-7475-8590-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Miss Webster and Cherif
Author(s): Patricia Duncker
ISBN: 0-7475-8430-3 / 978-0-7475-8430-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Miss Webster and Cherif- complete and unabridged
Author(s): Patricia Duncker
ISBN: 1-4056-2367-5 / 978-1-4056-2367-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Miss Webster and Cherif
Author(s): Patricia Duncker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK