Dust on the Paw

By Robin Jenkins

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Set in Afghanistan, this novel features Abdul Wahab, an Afghan science teacher, eagerly anticipating the arrival of his British fiancee, Laura Johnstone. Prince Naim sees the marriage as a symbol of a successful union between East and West, and in his hurry to cement this union, promotes Abdul into a position of power he is far from ready for.

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Abdul Wahab, an Afghan science teacher, is eagerly anticipating the arrival of his British fiancee, Laura Johnstone, in the capital of his home country. Having met while Abdul was a student at Manchester University, the couple are eager to settle down in Isban. However, Abdul is not the only one interested in Miss Johnstone's arrival. Prince Naim, one of the sons of the king, sees the marriage as a symbol of a successful union between East and West, and in his hurry to cement this union, promotes Abdul into a position of power he is far from ready for. Meanwhile, the employees at The British Embassy are in turmoil at this new arrival and all the disaster they are sure this mixed marriage will bring.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 14 Jul 2006
ISBN 9781904598848
Number of Pages 288

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'As a story-teller, Jenkins has few equals' - Tribune 'Jenkins is quite simply a major contemporary writer.' - The Herald

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