16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
A lovely, crisp tale of the East,
This review is from: The Glass Palace (Paperback)
This story is a beautiful introduction to a century of life in India, Burma and Malaya. The characters are both symbolic and endearing each representing an archetype without loosing human depth. The backdrop of daily local customs adds colour and subtlety to the tale. Most of all, it is written in a simple and crisp English which will shame most modern Western authors.