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Mr. Bhoolabhoy functions as management at his wife's place of business and also considers himself Tusker's best friend.
As I read pretty much the same description of the very same episode at the end of the book, I felt something totally different.
The author etches a finely detailed portrait of his characters and in particular of the difficult marriage of the Smalleys.
Great story. Saw the T.V.version some years ago which stuck to the book most of the time.Published 13 hours ago by anne grove
A Quartet and a sequel (this volume), and I wish it went on for another five volumes. The writing is outstanding, and this time around they are mostly hilarious. Read morePublished 10 days ago by James K. Bashkin
Nostalgic visit back to India just after independence and the lives of the British who decided to remain rather than return to England.. I found it fascinating.Published 4 months ago by Jaycee
Magnificent vision of pre-post independence India, the human dimension of the loss of the Raj, and the poignancy of marital ageing in an alien culture.Published 4 months ago by E. Van Roy
I found this to be just a beautiful book, warm, funny, poignant and wise. I would recommend this first to the people who thrilled to Scott's modern masterpiece, the "Jewel in... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stephen M. Schoenbeck
This novel deals with a British couple who has stayed on in India after the end of the colonial period. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Photogal
Interesting description of early post-Raj India. Very interesting technique, multiple points of views, adds depth and richness of atmosphere. Read morePublished 10 months ago by David Benjamin Williams
Staying on is almost the perfect sequel to the Raj Quartet -- I say "perfect," because at the end I couldn't help wishing that it had been 800 or more longer. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Wolfbitch
Paul Scott writes a saga less about India and more about the racism and colonialism not just of the English for the Indians, but also by one Brit for another. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dave Shumway