A magical story of forbidden love, spanning three continents and three
decades. Set against the Independence struggles of two British colonies, Of Marriageable Age is ultimately a story of personal triumph against a brutal world, brought to life by a colourful cast of characters, in particular.
Savitri, intuitive, charismatic, and utterly guileless, grows up among the
servants of a pre-war English household in Madras. But the traditional
customs of her Brahmin family clash against British upper-class prejudice, threatening her love for the privileged son of the house. And anyway, her family has other plans for her…
Nataraj, raised as the son of an idealistic doctor in rural South India,
finds life in London heady, with girls and grass easily available… until he
is summoned home to face raw reality.
Saroj comes of age in Guyana, South America. When her strict, orthodox Hindu father goes one step too far she finally rebels against him... and even against her gentle, apparently docile Ma.
But Ma harbours a deep secret, one that binds these three so disparate
lives and holds them captives of the past; the shadow of forbidden love can fall far into the future, as Saroj and Nat must painfully discover.
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'A big book, big themes, an exotic background and characters that will live with you forever… unputdownable.' Katie Fforde
'Beautifully and cleverly written. A wondrous, spellbinding story which grips you from the first to the last page… I can't recall when I last enjoyed a book so much.' Lesley Pearse
'It's a wonderful panoramic story and conveys such vivid pictures of the countries it portrays I was immediately transported and completely captivated. A terrific writer.' Barbara Erskine
'From the first page I was hooked with this enchanting book… unputdownable.' Audrey Howard
'A vast canvas of memorable characters across a kaleidoscope of cultures… her epic story feels like an authentic reflection of a world full of sadness, joy and surprise.' The ObserverFrom the Author:
Thank you for your kind comments on my first novel! For me, the publication of "Of Marriageable Age" was a dream come true, and it is a miracle to be able to communicate, through a story, with so many people the world over.
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Book Description Flamingo, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006513255