Staying on

by Paul Scott | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099443198 Global Overview for this book
Registered by loveamystery of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on 6/6/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, June 06, 2010
Amazon Editorial Review
Instead of returning “home” when he retired, Tusker, once a Colonel in the British Army, and his wife Lily chose to remain in the small hill town of Pangkot with its eccentric inhabitants and archaic rituals left over from the days of the Empire.

This is a very reflective story which gives insight into the British lifestyle in India before and after independence.

Journal Entry 2 by loveamystery at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, November 28, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (11/27/2010 UTC) at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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This book is now on its way to ApoloniaX who chose it out of my Two Worlds VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Thanks a lot for this book, loveamystery! It's even a Booker Prize winner.
Looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 4 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Friday, January 21, 2011
A very detailed, tragi-comic tale about an old British couple that's staying on in one of the so-called hill stations in India (Darjeeling? Kalimpong?). The two quite stubborn, eccentric characters are portrayed in a lovely way, how they try to arrange themselves with the new situation after the Raj and have to deal with class and loneliness - and their landlady...

Journal Entry 5 by wingApoloniaXwing at Surprise, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (3/10/2011 UTC) at Surprise, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Travelling along with a VBB book.
Happy reading!

Journal Entry 6 by flewry at St. Petersburg, Florida USA on Sunday, March 20, 2011
What a surprise! I'm not familiar with this but it sounds great, thanks so much for the RABCK!

Journal Entry 7 by flewry at St. Petersburg, Florida USA on Saturday, February 11, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (2/14/2012 UTC) at St. Petersburg, Florida USA

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This is heading to JudySlump612, who selected it from the General Literature VBB hosted by bookstogive. Sadly, I didn't get around to reading it first, but as I'm going to be moving out of state soon, I need to clear out some books. Thanks again for sending it, ApoloniaX; it really was very thoughtful!

Hope you enjoy it, JudySlump612! Weirdly, Minneapolis is where we will be relocating, so this book will precede me there!

Journal Entry 8 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Arrived safely today. I'm very pleased to have it, since I admire the Raj Quartet so much. And thanks also for the Kiva bookmark.

Journal Entry 9 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Sunday, April 15, 2012
This is in the "too good to wild release" category, so I'll be taking it to the Twin Cities meetup tomorrow. Ironically, Flewry plans to make her debut with us then. Perhaps she'll decide to give herself a second chance with this!

It's very much written in the style of the Raj Quartet, with the often warring expectations of the British and Indian characters, all lovingly drawn. This is by far a more gentle book, even with a fair amount of humor. It takes a good hard look at an English couple who have lived in India so long that the question of where "home" is becomes quite difficult. Their past dominion and comfort are matched with the image of a decaying hotel, being forced out of business by and literally in the shadow of a taller, more modern hotel. It's a very easy read, and not all that long. I'm hoping lots of other readers will have the chance to enjoy it as much as I did.

But that's just one person's opinion. Future readers, what do YOU think of this book?

Journal Entry 10 by mngirl at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Sunday, April 15, 2012
Got this from slumpjudy612 while at Ginko's with the BXing meet. Sounds like a good book. Will add to my TBR pile which is growing faster than I can read them. LOL

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