The Towers of Silence: Complete & Unabridged Audio Cassette – Audiobook, Unabridged
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"A mighty literary experience."--"The Times "Quite simply, monumental."--"Washington Post --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
The third title in Paul Scott's masterpiece, The Raj Quartet, dramatised by Radio 4 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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I agree this is the best book so far but the others are very good too. I like the way the same incidents are retold from different view points as well as adding new information. If you've seen the TV series you know how well it was cast but there is so much more to them in the books and all the characters live so believeably.
I recommend the Quartet to anyone.
Here are just a few of the women involved. Mildred Layton and her two daughters, the long-suffering Sarah and simpler Susan, have John, husband and father, detained as a prisoner of war in Europe. Susan's new husband, the rather dull and inexperienced Teddy, has been killed in action on the Burma front. She bears his child, tentatively and premature. There's Mabel, Mildred's rather off-beat step-mother-in-law who occupies Rose Cottage, the well appointed residence that really would be put to better use if it housed the rest of the family, allowing them to vacate the less-than-adequate, if not actually demeaning government issue where they currently reside. And then there's Barbie Batchelor, Mabel's housemate of some years. She's an ex-missionary, a teacher of young children, parlour maid class, of course, now put out to the pasture of retirement, pasture that just happens to be the laws of the favoured and evied Rose Cottage.Read more ›
The only down side to these books is that the author is no longer alive and cannot give us a similar view on the world today as it would be most interesting to see if the racism and class boundaries promolgated by the ruling powers whether Indian or British still exist today in as great a way as they did when this quartet was conceived and written.
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A fascinating insight into the India's transition to Independence.Published 11 months ago by David Whelan