Untouched by the twentieth century, Thul, the small fishing village near Bombay, is still ruled by the age-old seasonal rhythms. Hari and Lila have lived in the village all their lives, but their family is now desperately down on its luck. Their father drinks; their mother is seriously ill; and there is no money to keep them fed and clothed.
Delicately and exquisitely executed, Anita Desai’s gentle and probing story traces the evolution of Hari and Lila into adults as each of them faces the family’s predicament – just as the first signs of industrial India creep into their village.
There is a point in life that triggers a series of revelations, after a certain event that opens your eyes, like nothing else could ever do. that can lead to a truth, so much higher than the everyday struggle to live a “happy life”. Both the trigger point, and the revelations differ from one person to another. Some experience it so rnildly that they might not even notice the change, while for some people like Aaron, life could get too tense, or too big to be able to fit in the “Real World” as we know it.
A facsimile first edition hardback of one of Poirot’s most famous cases, published to mark the 80th anniversary of his first appearance.
The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful. A girl who had everything… until she lost her life.
Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting nothing was ever quite what it seemed…
To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot’s first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this launch title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family’s own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.
ISBN: 9780007234479 – Paperback Publisher: THE CRIME CLUB ISBN: 9780007234479 Publisher: THE CRIME CLUB
A totally filthy novel to put the literary world in spasms – but sure to make a shameful pile of money in America. Frensic, a literary agent with a ‘nose for a bestseller’ (as well as port and snuff), places this hot property with Hutchmeyer – who is the least respected publisher in the world. And a gullible author is despatched across the Atlantic for a chaotic publicity tour… ISBN: 0099435497 Publisher: ARROW BOOKS