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Tusker and Lily Smalley stayed on in India. Given the chance to return 'home' when Tusker, once a Colonel in the British Army, retired, they chose instead to remain in the small hill town of Pangkot, with its eccentric inhabitants and archaic rituals left over from the days of the Empire. Only the tyranny of their landlady, the imposing Mrs Bhoolabhoy, threatens to upset the quiet rhythm of their days. Both funny and deeply moving, "Staying On" is a unique, engrossing portrait of the end of an empire and of a forty-year love affair.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099443193
ISBN-10: 0099443198
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 2-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Scott

Paul Scott was born in London in 1920. He served in the army from 1940 to 1946, mainly in India and Malaya. He is the author of thirteen distinguished novels including his famous The Raj Quartet. In 1977, Staying On won the Booker Prize. Paul Scott died in 1978.

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