Monthly Archives: October 2015

Review: Heat and Dust – Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 

This novel has a dual narrative of two women distantly from the same family (the first wife of the others grandfather) but a few generations apart. It’s another Booker set in India (I seem to be reading them back to … Continue reading

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The ‘last’ of my bookers…

On Tuesday (13th October) night the winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize was announced, and if you’ve not quite caught up yet it was Marlon James with ‘A history of seven killings’.  James is the first Jamaican to win … Continue reading

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Review: Staying On – Paul Scott

‘Staying on’ or is it more a case of hanging on? This is another booker winner set around the end of colonial rule in India and the world that’s emerged since.  Mr and Mrs Colonel Smalley chose to ‘stay on’ … Continue reading

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