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What Will Survive | [Joan Smith]

What Will Survive

July 1997: Lebanon makes a rare appearance in the British headlines when an English woman dies in a landmine accident near the town of Nebatiyeh. The dead woman is a minor celebrity, a model with an Egyptian mother visiting the Middle East for the first time. Reporters descend on her Somerset home, linking her death with Princess Diana's high-profile campaign for a ban on landmines. When a young feature writer is sent to Beirut to write a story about Aisha's death.
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July 1997: Lebanon makes a rare appearance in the British headlines when an English woman dies in a landmine accident near the town of Nebatiyeh. The dead woman is a minor celebrity, a model with an Egyptian mother visiting the Middle East for the first time. Reporters descend on her Somerset home, linking her death with Princess Diana's high-profile campaign for a ban on landmines. When a young feature writer is sent to Beirut to write a story about Aisha's death, she finds a city only just recovering from civil war and she suspects that Aisha was another one of its victim.

©2013 Joan Smith (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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