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Under the Almond Tree

By Laura McVeigh

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The poignant story of a refugee Afghan family fleeing the Taliban in the 1990s.

If you lost everything you loved, how would you survive and begin again? Under the Almond Tree tells the story of one refugee family fleeing Afghanistan and the catastrophic effects of war and displacement.
Fifteen year old Samar and her family are refugees, fleeing the conflict in 1990s Kabul, after the Russians and then the Taliban, turn their lives inside out.

Biographical Notes

LAURA MCVEIGH grew up in Northern Ireland. She read Modern & Medieval Languages at Cambridge University.
Previously Director of PEN International, the leading worldwide writers' organisation, she has travelled widely campaigning on freedom of expression issues around the world. Laura is also a passionate advocate for girls' education having served as Director of The Global Girls Fund.
She lives in London and the Balearics with her family. Under the Almond Tree is her debut novel and she is currently writing her second, The Plantation House.

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  • ISBN: 9781473640863
  • Publication date: 19 Apr 2018
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Two Roads
Laura McVeigh's moving novel retells the history of Afghanistan after the Soviet invasion through the experiences of one family - as seen through the eyes of a young woman. McVeigh pays tribute to the resilience of Afghan women through her depiction of the horrors they undergo - and the strength that they find to survive — Deeyah Khan, UN Goodwill Ambassador for Artistic Freedom & Creativity