Desiring Cairo (The Angeline Gower Trilogy, Book 2)

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The sparky, funny sequel to Louisa Young’s acclaimed first novel of belly-dancing, motorbikes and single-parenthood.

Angeline Gower, ex-bellydancer, ex-biker, single mother of a little girl who is not actually her child, is mired in problems again in this wonderful sequel.

Her relationship with Harry, the lover turned cop, remains fraught, the lure of the glamorous but no good Eddie hasn’t gone away. And there is yet another element complicating things know – the seductive and mysterious Sa’id. With Angeline older and a little wiser, Louisa Young weaves a tale that is richer, sexier and more moving than ‘Baby Love’, while remaining just as exciting. Shifting between Shepherd’s Bush and Cairo, full of the contrasts between the West and the Middle East, ‘Desiring Cairo’ thrills and enthralls while at the same time making us think and feel deeply about the love between mother and child, man and woman, friend and friend.

Louisa Young has skilfully written this so that it is equally enjoyable read on its own, or as part of the trilogy that starts with ‘Baby Love’ and ends with ‘Tree of Pearls’.

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‘A romantic hymn to the struggle of being independent…It is the compulsive quality of this writing that gives Louisa Young’s books such wide appeal.’ The Times

‘Funny and scary…with a memorable David Lynch-style take on Shepherd’s Bush…in writing honestly and unsentimentally, Young celebrates the unequivocal nature of parental love with verve and style.’ Julie Myerson, Mail on Sunday

‘As well as being compelling and witty, “Desiring Cairo” is immensely touching, leaving haunting traces across the reader’s heart and mind…Majestic.’ Big Issue

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Evangeline Gower, single mother and former belly dancer, still has her bad leg, her good heart and the child that isn’t hers; but she now likes her ex-boyfriend, knows her psychotic admirer (and his wife) and is beginning to forgive her dead sister. And as for her past – up from it bobs a beautiful Egyptian boy who has lost his mother, trailing in his wake all kinds of chaos including his even more beautiful brother, who may or may not be bearing in both beautiful hands everything Evangeline ever wanted. He leads her back to Cairo and Upper Egypt where her past, her future, and her old enemy all need sorting out.

'Desiring Cairo' is a novel about love and fantasy, home and abroad, west London and the west bank of the Nil, the nature of strength and the necessity of weakness, the love of children and the love of men, redemption and responsibility, the possibility of happiness and the risks involved in being too affected by the colour of palm-tree fronds at dawn. Like 'Baby Love', the book which starts Evangeline’s story, this is a thriller without violence and a romance without sentiment.

PRAISE FOR 'BABY LOVE'

“Spectacularly worth reading”
THE TIMES

“Brilliant, unique … an exceptional first nove”
GUARDIAN

“Tough, tender, sexy and funny”
ESTHER FREUD

“Exciting, compelling and tense”
TIME OUT

“You will keep coming back to this book when you should be doing something else”
LOUIS DE BERNIERES

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