The India House
By (author) William Palmer
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India House by William Palmer
Book DescriptionThe locals call it 'The India House'. But they have little to do with the three women who live there: grandmother, mother and daughter. Old Mrs Covington dreams of India and the days of the Raj. Her daughter Evelyn watches obsessively over eighteen-year-old Julia. Julia's tutor, Mr Henry, has been instructed to keep her in a state of 'innocence'. Every day he censors the newspaper and reports a sanitised version to the family. But it is 1956 and Britain is changing. Mrs Covington may shut out the modern world, but she cannot prevent the arrival of her son Roland, and her handsome grandson, James. The fragile paradise the women have constructed is about to be changed forever.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099469612
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - William Palmer
William Palmer is the author of five novels, The Good Republic, Leporello, The Contract, The Pardon of Saint Anne and The India House, and a collection of short stories, Four Last Things. He was awarded a Travelling Scholarship by the Society of Authors in 1997. A book of poems, The Island Rescue, won the Collection Prize at the Listowel Writers' Week festival in Ireland in 2006. He reviews regularly for the Independent and other journals. He lives in south-west London. http://www.williampalmer.info/.
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