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A History of Insects Paperback – 1 Feb 2001

4.3 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Review; New edition edition (1 Feb. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747261261
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747261261
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.5 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 710,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Intelligent, involving novel' The Scotsman

For previous novels

'Provocative, entertaining ... delightfully funny novel' Daily Express

'A thoughtful and witty first novel' Daily Telegraph

'Both an entertaining satire on contemporary sexual mores ... and a touching portrait of a woman's search for self-respect' Vogue 'Yvonne Roberts is a natural. She's wonderful; the wittiest, most inventive novelette writer in ages' Image Magazine

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'A HISTORY OF INSECTS is pure magic' Bookseller

'This novel is better than most because the author draws on her own colonial childhood in Pakistan, and the dialogue, food and manners seem absolutely authentic' Daily Mail

'Roberts picks her way through the cultural and psychological minefields of the plot with impressive grace' The Times

'A story of great charm... [Roberts] brilliantly evokes a country fractured not only by swelling anti-British sentiment but by religious conflict' Sunday Times

'Reminiscent of Behind the Scenes at the Museum. The writing is sensitive and intelligent, but the plot is so well constucted that it hooks the reader from the very first page. Engrossing' Yorkshire Post

'A memorable vision of the remnants of the British Raj caught on the cusp of change in Pakistan in 1956 as the backdrop...a masterful conclusion that marks this out as a must read' The Scotsman

'An engaging story' The Good Book guide

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This moving and intelligent tale of 1950's Peshawar heralds a departure from Yvonne Roberts' previous titles, promising to bring her work to a much wider audience.

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