Far from My Father's House

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Far from My Father's House

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  • Title: Far from My Father's House
  • Author: Jill McGivering
  • ISBN: 9780007338191
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Mary Harper on said:

      I had to read this book after reading Jill McGivering's first novel, The Last Kestrel. This one was even better. I could not put it down as I followed the characters in their suffering, their courage, their weaknesses and their strength. Jill has spent many years reporting from Pakistan, and the deep knowledge, careful intelligence and beautiful compassion she shows as a journalist all come through in this novel. It is a great story which manages to make serious points about the reality of Pakis [...]

    2. S.N. Mughal on said:

      What can I say about this rich tapestry work of art. I took this book from the shelf of my library. I was spell bound by the story, writing and characters that I ended up purchasing it to keep in my library. Jill's writing is riveting. The way each and every character draws you in leaves me wanting to know more. It's painful. Harsh reality. True. I'm half way through the book and will write a full review once it's complete.

    3. Alison Evans on said:

      This book tells the interrelated stories of a Pakistani girl, forced to leave her village after the Taliban take over, when her father's school is destroyed. The family make it to a refugee camp, crowded, insanitary and with many Taliban spies amongst their number. There she meets an English journalist investigating the situation with the help of an old flame, now a charity worker. There are various foreign doctors around as well, who are struggling with the start of a typhoid epidemic. The stor [...]

    4. Ilyhana Kennedy on said:

      This author has a big story to tell, but a journalist is not necessarily a novelist. For me the narrative was disappointingly let down by the level of literary ability and a certain immaturity of approach.I have no doubt from the content, that the author had little need to fabricate any part of what was written. I just wish it had been handled with more credibility.However, the fact remains that what happens in this story as a reflection of what has really happened under the Taliban's torturous [...]

    5. Judith Yeabsley on said:

      Fascinating tale of refugees from the Taliban in Northern Pakistan combined with that of a female journalist and a male refugee camp coordinator. To me the story was real and interesting enough without adding a sub-plot of intrigue and action. In fact I felt that the attempt to make it more interesting detracted from the very real and emotional story of the people. The sub-plot in my mind was less believable and not necessary. The same information could have been woven into the story and made th [...]

    6. Sam on said:

      An enjoyable read. This book clarifies the situation in Pakistan for many hundreds of thousands displaced by Taliban activity. It is well written and makes very clear the situation where defenceless locals have their lives and traditions totally disrupted by war. Although this is a fictional account it is too close to the truth to be ignored. It give an excellent perspective on a woman's fate in Pakistan.I thought the contrasts between the lives of a reporter,and aid worker and the locals was ex [...]

    7. Janie on said:

      Enjoyed being transported to another world, a good holiday read with a good story to be told.

    8. Charlotte on said:

      Really enjoyed reading this, good representation of life in that party of the world and in particular the every day thoughts of women and girls.

    9. Catherine on said:

      I enjoyed this book but it's not a great book. Some good insights into the world of aid workers and journalists.

    10. Helen Beeney on said:

      A little disappointing form a BBC journalist. I expected something a bit harder-hitting on this emotive subject.

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