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Iris and Ruby

(2006)
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Awards
Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel
Rich and alive with descriptions of the bustling streets of old Cairo, and the vast, foreboding desert surrounding it - "Iris and Ruby" is a stirring story of mothers, daughters and the distance between three generations of one family. Stiflingly quiet and claustrophobic, Iris Black's Cairo house is suddenly disturbed by the unexpected arrival of her troubled and wilful granddaughter, Ruby. Teenage Ruby has run away from England to seek solace with the grandmother she hasn't seen for many years. An unlikely bond is formed as the two open themselves up to one another. Ruby helps Iris document her deteriorating memories of the glittering, cosmopolitan Cairo of World War Two, a time when she lost her heart to her one true love - the enigmatic Captain Xan Molyneux - and then lost him to the ravages of the war. Iris' early devastation shapes her own heart and that of her daughter and granddaughter in turn - and leads the two women into terrible danger in the Egyptian desert.


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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Iris And Ruby (Wheeler Publishling large print hardcover)
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 1-4104-9300-8 / 978-1-4104-9300-2 (USA edition)
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Title: Iris and Ruby: A Novel
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 1-4683-0263-9 / 978-1-4683-0263-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Iris and Ruby
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ISBN: 0-00-717353-9 / 978-0-00-717353-2 (UK edition)
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Title: Iris and Ruby: A Novel
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 1-4683-1496-3 / 978-1-4683-1496-0 (USA edition)
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: IRIS AND RUBY
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 0-00-717354-7 / 978-0-00-717354-9 (UK edition)
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May 2007 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Iris & Ruby
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ISBN: 1-55278-641-2 / 978-1-55278-641-3 (Canada edition)
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May 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Iris and Ruby
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 0-00-723531-3 / 978-0-00-723531-5 (UK edition)
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March 2006 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Iris and Ruby
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ISBN: 1-55278-573-4 / 978-1-55278-573-7 (Canada edition)
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Iris and Ruby
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 0-00-722323-4 / 978-0-00-722323-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Iris & Ruby
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 1-4890-1856-5 / 978-1-4890-1856-4 (Australia edition)
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September 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Iris & Ruby
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 1-4890-1855-7 / 978-1-4890-1855-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio Books
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January 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Iris and Ruby
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Publisher: Audible Studios
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Title: Iris and Ruby
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Title: Iris and Ruby
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
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Title: Iris and Ruby: A Novel
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Title: Iris and Ruby: A gripping, exotic historical novel
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