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Khyber Pass

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« S’il est possible d’entrer en Afghanistan, il est presque impossible d’en sortir. » Wellington

En 1838, la reine Victoria accède au trône. A Peschâwar, le pasteur écossais Isidor Gardner et sa fille Prudence recueillent un blessé, Louis-Sauveur Chantecaille, un aventurier français, peut-être même un espion du roi Louis-Philippe. Prudence tombe amoureuse de Louis-Sauveur q
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Paperback, 448 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Albin Michel
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Laura
A bargain book found in a used bookstore at Boulevard St. Michel, in Paris.

Not so good as expected. The plot takes a long while until it starts to give full attention of the siege of the Khyber Pass.



By the way, it should be pointed out that the word "khyber" in Afghan mens "pass" in English, as mentioned by Lisa Hill.

I've read much better books on this subject, see my reviews of Beyond All Frontiers by Emma Drummond and Nightrunners of Bengalby John Masters.


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Catherine Decours est l’auteur de plusieurs biographies : Aimée du Roi, mémoires apocryphes de Madame de Montespan, La lettre à Alexandrine : mémoire de Charlotte Corday… Son dernier roman, Le Lieutenant de la frégate légère, plongeait le lecteur dans l’aventure de la célèbre Méduse. Avec Khyber Pass, elle l’entraîne dans la cuisante déroute de l’armée britannique en Afghanistan au milieu du XIXé ...more
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