|Publisher:||Macmillan and Co., Limited|
|Tags:||adventure, Asia, fiction, Himalayas, Hawthornden Prize, film/TV adaptation|
In 1931, four people, including Glory Conway, escape the political unrest in Baskul, China by boarding a plane, bound for Peshawar. The plane, however, much to their dismay, has been hijacked and eventually crash lands deep in the far reaches of the Tibetan Himalayas. Seeking shelter, the group soon finds themselves in the valley of the blue moon, guests at a lamasery, called Shangri-La.
Hilton’s story . . . transcends its medium, provoking deep, meaningful thought on spirituality, love and life’s purpose.--Arah-Lynda, Goodreads. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Hilton, James
James Hilton (1900–1954) was a bestselling English novelist and Academy Award–winning screenwriter. After attending Cambridge University, Hilton worked as a journalist until the success of his novels Lost Horizon (1933) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1934) launched his career as a celebrated author. Hilton’s writing is known for its depiction of English life between the two world wars, its celebration of English character, and its honest portrayal of life in the early twentieth century.
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