Hugh Whittington has gone missing - reported dead while filming near Mount Everest. Determined to find him, his brother Charles embarks on a perilous and illegal journey from India into the forbidden land of Tibet, all the way to the monastery of Yamdring. There awaits a woman with a deadly and ghostly secret, an emerald treasure to guard and the invading Chinese Red Army. The Rose of Tibet (1962) is Lionel Davidson s second novel. His extraordinary and thrilling tale of a haunted land is among the very finest of its kind and prompted Graham Greene to remark: I hadn t realised how much I had missed the genuine adventure story until I read The Rose of Tibet. Its combination of adventure and travelogue is further proof of Davidson s great variety as a writer, and caused Daphne du Maurier to say: It has all the excitement of King Solomon s Mines.
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