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The Rose of Tibet

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When his brother is mysteriously lost in Tibet, Charles Houston leaves London to find him. His search takes him to India and Sikkim, through a succession of exotic locales, and finally to Tibet, where Houston falls in love with Mei-Hua, the abbess of the monastery of Yamdring. Lionel Davidson's novel, set during the communist Chinese invasion of Tibet, is the story of a man who is forced against his will into a desperate fight for his life. "The sense of physical jeopardy is relentless, the geographical scope boundless, and the plot unremittingly surprising." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. About the Author. Lionel Davidson was born in 1922 in Hull, Yorkshire. He left school early and worked as a reporter before serving in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. His first novel, The Night of Wenceslas, was published in 1960 to great critical acclaim and drew comparisons to Graham Greene and John le Carre. It was followed by The Rose of Tibet (1962), A Long Way to Shiloh (1966), The Chelsea Murders (1978) and Kolymsky Heights (1994). He was thrice the recipient of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award and, in 2001, was awarded the CWA's Cartier Diamond Dagger lifetime achievement award. He died in 2009. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.