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The Book Trail: From Flowers to Politics

We begin with one of my favourite novels here, and find some fascinating books along the way!  As always, this list has been collated from the Goodreads ‘Readers Also Enjoyed’ tool, which I find invaluable for ensuring that I will never get through my TBR lists, even if I should live to the age of 150 or thereabouts. 1,407 more words

'Games at Twilight' by Anita Desai

‘Games at Twilight’ is a short story written by Anita Desai. The story is taken from the book Games at Twilight and Other Stories (1978). 296 more words

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In My Hands Today...

Clear Light of Day – Anita Desai

Set in India’s Old Delhi, Clear Light of Day is Anita Desai’s tender, warm, and compassionate novel about family scars, the ability to forgive and forget, and the trials and tribulations of familial love. 102 more words

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In My Hands Today...

Fire on the Mountain – Anita Desai

Gone are the days when Nanda Kaul watched over her family and played the part of Vice-Chancellor’s wife. Leaving her children behind in the real world, the busier world, she has chosen to spend her last years alone in the mountains in Kasauli, in a secluded bungalow called Carignano. 84 more words

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Praise for Julietta Harvey’s Novels:

‘Fresh, delightful and arresting. The sweep and momentum of history are maintained throughout like a rainbow arc through the murky sky of war and disruption. Julietta Harvey’s first novel combines dry wit with passion, and a sense of history with a wonderfully sensuous awareness of the immediate.’ 181 more words

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Other People’s Bookshelves #79 – Sarah Shaffi

Hello and welcome to the latest in Other People’s Bookshelves, a series of posts set to feed into the perfectly natural filthy book lust we all feel and give you a fix through other people’s books and shelves. 1,194 more words

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Week 4 Class 1: Cultural Identity

What parts of Clear Light of Day enlighten you about your own cultural identity?

Clear Light of Day is all about how women live under the challenges and burdens brought by a patriarchal society that underrestimate women.

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