Stormswift Author:Madeleine Brent In her new world, they call her Lalla. How the spoilt young woman named Jemimah Lawley, sole heiress to an opulent English estate, came to be know as Lalla of Shul is a colorful, romantic adventure set in a 19th century tribal mountain village. — During a brutal attack on a British mission, Jemimah's parents are murdered and she is taken captive ... more »- sold into a life of slavery in the remote and primitive kingdom of Shul. Yet she vows to survive every humiliation - harboring in her heart the impossible dream of escape - and return to the land of her birth.« less
A girl who escapes from Afganistan and returns to England.
This is another well written, intelligent novel about a young woman's adventures. For anyone who enjoys Madeline Brent's novels, you might be interested to know that this is the pseudonym of Peter O'Donnell, who wrote the "Modesty Blaise" novels and, as far as I know, still creates the comic strip of the same name, published in England. Although the subject material is very different - spy adventure rather than romance, the writing style has the same high quality, intricate plotting, and unexpected turns of events.