William Palmer The India House

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The India House

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Paperback. Pages: 256 Publisher: Vintage The locals call it 'The India House'. But they have little to do with the three women who live there: grandmother. Mother and daughter. Upstairs. Old Mrs Covington dreams of India and the days of the Raj. Her widowed daughter Evelyn watches obsessively over eighteen-year-old Julia. She has decided that the girl is to be kept in a state of 'innocence'. The tutor. Mr Henry. is allowed to teach only a bizarre mixture of mythology. history. the Romantic Poets. arithmetic. French. and the perils of socialism. His second duty is to fillet the news in the Times each day and report a sanitised version to the family. As little as possible of the modern world must intrude . But it is 1956. India has been lost for a decade; the rest of the Empire is just about holding together. itain is about to face the great misadventure of Suez. Mrs Covington...

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"A blackly, bleakly comic novel... An enjoyable, original fable" (Sunday Telegraph)

"Casual-seeming but frighteningly perceptive. Palmer is a master of sly, deadpan narration. Not a word or detail seems misplaced" (Times Literary Supplement)

"Wry and vivid, this novel is a little gem" (Good Book Guide)

"Caustically comic" (Daily Mail)

"An absorbing symphonic novel. A delightful, enjoyable tale. William Palmer is a master craftsman" (Literary Review)

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'William Palmer is a fine writer with a gift for narrative and a sharp eye for peering into the dark and dusty corners of the human psyche.' Louis de Bernieres

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