A TIME TO LOVE IN TEHRAN (a novel, 2015) by CG FEWSTON & the Road to Love

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“Fewston delivers an atmospheric and evocative thriller in which an American government secret agent must navigate fluid allegiances and murky principles in 1970s Tehran… A cerebral, fast-paced thriller.”

—  Kirkus Reviews

“Inside the taxi the heater sputtered. The driver strained to see the roadway through the frost on the taxi windshield. Outside I could see the birches and awnings sagging with snow. ‘T’amo e T’amerò’ played over the radio as Leila clung to my arm and twisted her diamond engagement ring about her finger.

“She sang with the song, ‘I love you and I will love you,’ and her closed eyes flittered. She nudged her face deeper into my side and she inhaled what I thought was the musky smell of my jacket. She sighed…

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“And as she stared out the taxi window at a beggar frozen in the snow, I yearned to have her look at me. The passion was not in any one part of Leila. It was everything made whole, unified by prominent forbearance of her ancestry and future. She was a timeless aggregate, provocative and world-changing. Children would become her blessing, one day, and I wanted to share in that dream. Her stare often moved me into speechlessness, captivated me into forgetfulness, and I longed to know what she was thinking without her ever having to say a single word. But I knew such things were impossible for me” (p 43).

— from  A TIME TO LOVE IN TEHRAN (2015) by CG FEWSTON

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Women Parliamentarians of Iran in mid 1970s Tehran, Iran:

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Chaloos Road, Iran – 1974:

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Miss Iran Finalists 1974:

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Soheila Jorjani – Miss Iran 1974:

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Iran Air Advertisement, 1974:

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BATHING BEAUTIES:

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In Bathing Suits at Caspian Sea Resort (1974/75):

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Maydane Shahyad Atyameh, Tehran, Iran

postcard used posted to UK – 1974:

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View of Mount Damavand and Haraz River

from Manzariye village, Polur:

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Alborz Mountain range seen from Tehran:

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      Reading Lolita in Tehran

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