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Khamsin

By Denise Robins

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A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1948, and available now for the first time in eBook.

Soon after Phillida Maltern joins her soldier husband at his posting by
the Suez Canal, she realises that this strange country with its oppressive
heat and ruinously expensive living could bring their marriage to disaster.

Phillida is far from home, and the problems she faces seem to worsen daily.

Biographical Notes

Denise Robins was born in 1897. Known as the Queen of Romance, she wrote over 160 novels, selling more than one hundred million copies worldwide. Robins' characters are as varied as her themes - the protagonists ranging from eighteen to middle age - while the wonderful variety of settings includes London, Paris, the Swiss mountains, Egypt, Sri Lanka and Morocco. She died at the age of eighty-eight on 1 May 1985.

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  • ISBN: 9781444750591
  • Publication date: 12 Jun 2014
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  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
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