Blogs in October 2016

A Mother’s Secret 24th October 2016

What if you discovered that everything you knew about yourself was a lie? When pregnant Jaya loses her mother, then her baby son Arun in a tragic cot death, her world crashes down. Overcome by grief and guilt, she...

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A Straits Settlement 15th August 2016

A straits settlement A novel by Brian Stoddart In the third instalment of the Le Fanu Mystery series, the intrepid superintendent is promoted to Inspector-General of Police in 1920s Madras, which proves to be more boring than he had...

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The Girl from Lace Island 27th July 2016

Set on an island off Kerala… Some bonds will never break . . . 1989 When happy-go-lucky fifteen-year-old Leila is exiled from her exotic home on Lace Island to a cold English boarding school, it is just the beginning...

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And Laughter Fell from the Sky 29th February 2016

Still living at home despite a good career and financial independence, beautiful and sophisticated Rasika has always been the dutiful daughter. With her twenty-sixth birthday fast approaching, she agrees to an arranged marriage, all while trying to hide from...

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A Cut-Like Wound 2nd December 2015

It’s the first day of Ramadan in heat-soaked Bangalore. A young man begins to dress: makeup, a sari and expensive pearl earrings. He is transformed into Bhuvana. She is a hijra, a transgender seeking love in the bazaars of...

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