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This is a snapshot of a private tragedy set against the backdrop of Partition in India. Childhood friends, neighbours and family are torn apart by events far bigger than... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sherchic
A beautiful story well told. The main character a young boy with the weight of the world on his young shoulders. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kitty Jackson
Whilst on the surface this is a historical novel about the time of Partition, it’s really about friendship and family, and about love. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jenni (Juniper's Jungle)
This is a picture of a different world, seen through a boy's eyes. India, still coming to terms with the idea of independence, is being torn apart by sectarian differences. Read morePublished 22 months ago by J. Choppin
I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would when I read the description. I didn't want to put it down!!!Published 23 months ago by Mrs. H. Broom
Moving in its simplicity but could also be very powerful at times - human tragedies set against major historical events - ending was poignant and ultimately unexpectedPublished on 3 Dec 2012 by Mrs Heather Hunt
Well written and charming. Brings understanding to a difficult time. Would recommend reading with exam groups Year 9 plus.Good findPublished on 11 Nov 2012 by JJ509
I wasnt sure i would enjoy this only because i prefer WW2 British/Jewish real life stories of family life in that time.
I neednt have worried. Read more
I went to school in India so received a pretty biased view of the Partition. I had a good knowledge about the technicalitites (who decided what, when treaties were signed) but this... Read morePublished on 8 April 2011 by Swirlypepper