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A superb book. A complex story line, handled with dazzling assurance ... moving and profound. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has not only written a love story, she has also exposed the soul and nerve ends of a fascinating and compelling country. This is a book of cool, controlled brilliance. It is a jewel to be treasured (The Times)
A writer of genius ... a writer of world class - a master storyteller (Sunday Times)
Coolly assured novel ... Written with seek elegance, this book delves into the heart of an unmistakably seductive country (The Good Book Guide)
Her tussle with India is one of the richest treats of contemporary literature (Guardian) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Booker prize winning novel of romance and intrigue in India --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
Loved the story,, so good it could be real life, wish it went on longer or there was a sequel,Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
interesting structure to the novel which helped me to focus more on the timeline of the story. I also read the book to learn more about the history of the country for the view... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Heat and Dust was an interesting and well written story, but never quite got going. It didn't grip me and demand to be read, so much as pottered along nicely with me in tow. Read morePublished 10 months ago by John Goddard
I opened Heat and Dust hoping that Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's 1975 Man Booker Prize winning novel would provide a fresh take on a theme explored by Paul Scott in The Jewel in the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by BookerTalk
Was very slow. Very disappointing end - thought would be much more of an adventure with a darned good twist at the end - but no ending was very flat.Published 21 months ago by Miss Susan Heath
An interesting story of two women in India. One of the books chosen by my literature group which will inspire interesting and varied discussion. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Joan K Arnold