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The Valley of Amazement
Shanghai, 1905. Violet Minturn is the young daughter of the American mistress of the city's most exclusive courtesean house. But when revolution arrives in the city, she is separated from her mother in a cruel act of chicanery and forced to become a 'virgin courtesan'. Half-Chinese and half-American, Violet moves effortlessly between the cultural worlds of East and West, quickly becoming a shrewd businesswoman who deals in seduction and illusion. But her successes belie her private struggle to u..
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Nine by Nine
In a world in which you only have a space of nine by nine to call your own, where you share inedible meals and improbable dreams, and think you know each other inside out, how do you draw the line between private and public, discretion and transgression?..
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At twenty-two, Sharmila Chatterjee has just married her sweetheart of a few years, Abhimanyu Mishra, a somewhat eccentric if handsome twenty-three-and-a-half-year-old with obscure academic interests and a small fellowship that never arrives on time. They start a household in a tiny rented flat, learning to fend for themselves in the big, bad and snooty world of south Delhi, with penny-pinching landlords, some romance, and a lot of anxiety...
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Opening Night
A scintillating first novel about the dreams that make Bollywood This is the story of Naiya Kapur, a Princeton University graduate who comes to Mumbai to chase the big Indian dream Bollywood. Naiya isn't searching for her soulmate, or hoping to find her roots in the India her parents once knew; she is searching for fame, fortune and fun in the new India...
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The Tiny Wife
A robber charges into a bank with a loaded gun, but instead of taking any money he steals an item of sentimental value from each person. Once he has made his escape, strange things start to happen to the victims...
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The Cloud Messenger
'The Cloud Messenger is imbued with a romanticism which stems as much from the European tradition as it does from classical Persian poetry ... A hauntingly grown-up novel of love and contingency, friendship and tragedy' London, that distant rainy place his father in once, is where Mehran finds himself after leaving Karachi. And it is there that his adult life unfolds: he discovers the joys of poetry, faces the trials of love and work, and spends his dreaming hours 'sending cloud messages to oth..
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Girl in the Mirror
Lila knows how lucky she is to have found the man of her dreams. But when a secret from her family's past comes to light on her wedding day, her destiny changes in the most unexpected of ways…They say you never forget your first love. But what happens when those cherished memories start to fade? Some people would do anything to hold on to the past and, for one heartbroken man, that means finding a way to relive those precious moments…..
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Of Sadhus and Spinners
Despite a shared history of British imperialism, and commonalities like the English language, a democratic polity and a craze for cricket, Australians and Indians know very little about each other. Of Sadhus and Spinners attempts to correct this with a range of stories that trace the chequered history of interactions between the two nations...
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The Golden Notebook
First published in 1962 and considered one of the major works of twentieth-century literature, The Golden Notebook is the story of Anna Wulf, a divorced single mother and novelist, labouring against writer's block in 1950s London. fearful of going mad, she records her experiences in four coloured notebooks. The black notebook records her writing life, the red her political views, the yellow notebook her emotional life and the blue everyday events. But it is the fifth notebook - the golden notebo..
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Mudgirl is a child abandoned by her mother on the flats of the Black Snake River. She survives, and in the care of a well-meaning Quaker couple grows to forget her painful beginnings. But the past is not so easy to suppress. Meredith "M.R.' Neukirchen is the first woman president of a prestigious Ivy League university. She too faces problems challenges to her leadership which test her integrity in unexpected ways. And then a reckless trip upstate thrusts M.R. Neukirchen into an unexpected ..
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When Henry Miller left America for Paris in the 1930s to lead the life of a literary bohemian, he called this death of his former existence and his resurrection as a writer a 'rosy crucifixion'. This dramatic transformation provided the leitmotif for some of Miller's finest writing, embodying everything he felt about self-liberation and the true life of the spirit. ..
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Home Boy
They are renaissance men. They are boulevardiers.They are three young Pakistani men in New York City at the turn-of-the ­millennium: AC, a gangsta rap-spouting academic; Jimbo, a hulking Pushtun deejay from the streets of Jersey City; and Chuck, a wide-eyed, off-the-boat kid, searching for himself and the American Dream.In a city where origins matter less than the talent for self-invention, the three Metrostanis have the guts to claim the place as their own...
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‘My boy Thomas, give him a dirty look and he’ll gouge your eye out. Trip him, and he’ll cut off your leg,’ says Walter Cromwell in the year 1500. ‘But if you don’t cut across him he’s a very gentleman. And he’ll stand anyone a drink.’ ..
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Not Without You
Fifty years later, another young British actress, Sophie Leigh, lives in Eve’s house high in the Hollywood Hills. Eve Noel was her inspiration and Sophie, disenchanted with her life in LA, finds herself becoming increasingly obsessed with the mystery of her idol's disappearance. And the more she finds out, the more she realises Eve’s life is linked with her own.Sophie needs to unravel the truth to save them both – but is she already too late? Becoming increasingly entangled in Eve’s world, Sophi..
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The Great Escape
Hannah adores Ryan but is struggling to win over his children who clearly don't want a stepmum. To get her in the marrying mood she invites her closest friends on a last-minute hen weekend.New mum Sadie is leaving her twin babies with their terrified dad for the first time, and Lou is unaware that boyfriend Spike is desperate to bundle her off so he can hot-foot it over to his secret fling...
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Broken Melodies
Niyati is young, curious and full of hopes and dreams. The process of growing up in a dysfunctional household, however, is proving hard. Her life is becoming like a jigsaw puzzle, the pieces of which never seem to come together. Her days are clouded by parental conflict, the hypocrisies of a philandering father, the seething silences of her mother and her own personal uncertainties. The presence of her cheeky neighbour Chandan riles her no end, while the sight of her sister Nisha warms her heart..
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Letter from a Stranger
When Justine Nolan returns to her childhood home, she discovers a letter containing a shocking revelation which could change everything she believes about her family's recent history...
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As Sweet As Honey
Set on an island full of noises, sounds and sweet airs, this is the story of the six foot-tall Indian woman Meterling, who has finally found love in the shape of a short, round, elegant Englishman. But as she and her new husband dance at their wedding, he dies of an aneurysm. At the same time, Meterling discovers that she is pregnant...
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Curses in Ivory
A richly textured tale of three generations of women who live under the spell of an ancestral curse, Curses in Ivory draws you into the lives of Hansabati, Regina, Brishti who wrote poetry, Queenie Mashi and her veiled life, and Sreya, whose destiny it becomes to uncover the truth. Hansabati, who lives in purdah overshadowed by the memory of her beautiful mother-in-law, thinks she has triumphed over the curse when she bears a son, only to find it alive and well, Her daughter, Regina, lives throu..
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The Last Kestrel
Ellen Thomas, experienced war correspondent, returns to Afghanistan's dangerous Helmand Province on assignment, keen to find the murderer of her friend and translator, Jalil. In her search for justice in a land ravaged by death and destruction, she uncovers disturbing truths. Hasina, forced by tradition into the role of wife and mother, lives in a village which is taken by British Forces. Her only son, Aref, is part of a network of underground fighters and she is determined to protect him, whate..
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Far from my Fathers House
Layla is just thirteen when the men with the beards and guns burn down her beloved father’s school and begin to terrorise the Swat valley region of Pakistan. She has to flee, exchanging the tranquil beauty of the Himalayas for the squalor of a camp for refugees from the Taliban near Peshawar. With her life torn apart by tragedy, Layla must choose between the old fashioned way of life with her family - or a journey into independence which could threaten her very survival...
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Pedigree Mum
A stray husband. A town of posh pooches. Can a crazy rescue dog mend a broken heart? When Kerry Tambini upped sticks with her family to a new home on the coast, she couldn't have been happier. Then husband Rob made the biggest mistake of his life ... Stranded with her children in snooty Sherling, Kerry has plenty on her plate. So how can she say no to the kids' pleas for a dog when they're missing their father dreadfully?..
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The Healing
A novel that spans several generations and seven tumultuous decades, The Healing is remarkable for the disarming simplicity with which it signposts the changing ways of contemporary India. The Babri masjid falls on the day Ramanujam, patriarch and freedom fighter, is rushed into hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. As his wife and family stand vigil by his bedside, a second demolition is waiting to throw their lives out of gear- Shanti Nivas, the sprawling family property they have lived i..
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The secret that binds them could also destroy them ... Anita, Zeba, Bubbles and Sam have a friendship that spans 20 years - a friendship born out of their years at a private girls’ school in Delhi in the early Nineties. Beautiful, intelligent and secretive, they were the top clique; the girls that everyone wanted to impress - until the arrival of a newcomer to the school. 15-year-old Lily D'Souza is beautiful, gifted and acerbic and instantly threatens their superiority...
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Q: A Love Story
When our hero meets Q, one Monday morning at a cinema in New York City, he has met the love of his life. Their romance quickly blossoms: in the rowboats of Central Park, on the miniature golf courses of Lower Manhattan, under a pear tree in Q’s inner-city Eden. Nothing, it seems, can disturb the lovers or prevent their approaching wedding.Until one day a man claiming to be our hero’s future self tells him he must leave Q…..
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Rumours
Everybody’s talking - but what’s really going on? Rumour has it that Stella Hutton landed her new job thanks to family connections. She’s guarded about her past and private about her new life. Over in Long Dansbury, there’s always a rumour circulating about Xander – but the eligible bachelor shrugs off village gossip.Then a rumour starts that Longbridge Hall is up for sale. Home to the eccentric Fortescues, it has dominated Long Dansbury lives for centuries...
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Here are sixteen of the finest of Prafulla Roy's short stories, stories made fascinating merely by the realities of everyday life and the quirkiness of human character. This combination of the mundane with the odd - sometimes the exotic - is Roy's simple recipe for great literary interest...
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The Householder
Naresh Kumar, PA to Shri R.K. Asthana, IAS, is his boss's doorkeeper. There is a share for Naresh in the bounties that flow in through that door, and there has been for years. But he is a man besieged. His married daughter is having trouble conceiving, his son's call centre job might be a cover for something murkier, and his wife expects him to solve these problems...
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Pop Tart
Young make-up artist Jackie O'Reilly has always dreamed of making it big in Tinseltown, but she never believed her time would come. Until she meets a girl who guarantees her life will never be the same .....
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A Scandalous Secret
Glamor, money, and a beautiful home– the golden couple of Delhi, Neha and Sharat appear to have it all. But a dark secret from Neha's past is about to resurface, a heartbreaking moment in her past that she has tried to block out...
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Women of a Dangerous Age
Lou and Ali are at that dangerous age when: a woman considers what she already has, and decides what she really wants...
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How We Met
For those left behind Mia, Fraser, Anna, Norm and Melody everything stops. Their lives and dreams are frozen in time. In the years that follow, they decide to meet on Liv's birthday to raise a toast and celebrate her life, even though none of them are living their own not really. Time marches inexorably on and yet without Liv, the lynchpin of the group, they are all flailing. Mia and Fraser are quietly falling apart because of the secret they share and as truths are unearthed and their friendshi..
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