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Padma and the Elephant Sutra

Padma and the Elephant Sutra

Author(s): W L Snowden

Location(s): Sri Lanka

Genre(s): Fantasy, Historical

Era(s): 1830s

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A blue moon has appeared, threatening an ancient way of life, forcing the custodians of paradise to confront nature’s greatest nemesis, humanity. A fantastical tale, rich in history and myth. Meet Padma, an unlikely champion of hope, and George,...

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River of Ink

River of Ink

Author(s): Paul M M Cooper

Location(s): Polonnaruwa

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 13th Century

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All Asanka knows is poetry. From his humble village beginnings in the great island kingdom of Lanka, he has risen to the prestigious position of court poet and now delights in his life of ease: composing romantic verses for...

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Bone China

Bone China

Author(s): Roma Tearne

Location(s): London, Sri Lanka

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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An epic novel of love, loss and a family uprooted, set in the contrasting landscapes of war-torn Sri Lanka and immigrant London. Grace de Silva, wife of the shiftless but charming Aloysius, has five children and a crumbling marriage....

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Mosquito

Mosquito

Author(s): Roma Tearne

Location(s): Sri Lanka

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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When author Theo Samarajeeva returns to his native Sri Lanka after his wife’s death, he hopes to escape his gnawing loss amid the lush landscape of his increasingly war-torn country. But as he sinks into life in this beautiful,...

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Fatal Finds in Nuala (The Inspector de Silva Mysteries #4)

Fatal Finds in Nuala (The Inspector de Silva Mysteries #4)

Author(s): Harriet Steel

Location(s): Sri Lanka

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Mystery

Era(s): 1930s

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In this fourth instalment of the Inspector de Silva mysteries, it is monsoon season in the Hill Country. One stormy night, a ghostly encounter on a lonely road leads de Silva into a case of murder, and a mystery...

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Trouble in Nuala. The Inspector de Silva Mysteries #1

Trouble in Nuala. The Inspector de Silva Mysteries #1

Author(s): Harriet Steel

Location(s): Sri Lanka

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): 1930s

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TFBookClub choice for November/December 2017. More details here When Inspector Shanti de Silva moves with his English wife, Jane, to a new post in the sleepy hill town of Nuala, he anticipates a more restful life than police work...

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A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Cemetery

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Cemetery

Author(s): Carl Muller

Location(s): Sri Lanka

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Humour

Era(s): 20th Century

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To begin this chronicle of the funny things that have happened to him, Muller goes back to his days as a recruit in the Royal Ceylon Navy when the Queen of England came a-visiting: the saucy sailors decide to...

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Anil’s Ghost

Anil’s Ghost

Author(s): Michael Ondaatje

Location(s): Sri Lanka

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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Anil’s Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped in centuries of tradition, now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of a bloody civil war. Enter Anil Tissera, a young woman and forensic anthropologist born in...

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Brixton Beach

Brixton Beach

Author(s): Roma Tearne

Location(s): London, Sri Lanka

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Late 20th Century to Modern

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London. On a bright July morning a series of bombs brings the capital to a halt. Simon Swann, a medic from one of the large teaching hospitals, is searching frantically amongst the chaos and the rubble. All around police...

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Chinaman

Chinaman

Author(s): Shehan Karunatilaka

Location(s): Sri Lanka

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s onwards

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Ambitious, playful and strikingly original, Chinaman is a novel about cricket and Sri Lanka – and the story of modern day Sri Lanka through its most cherished sport. Hailed by the Gratiaen Prize judges as ‘one of the most...

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