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Coronation Talkies - A Novel of 1930s India
Coronation Talkies - A Novel of 1930s India

Coronation Talkies - A Novel of 1930s India

by Susan Kurosawa

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

067004279X - Year: 2004 - Pages: 488

Binding

Paperback

Susan Kurosawa
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Author: Susan Kurosawa
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 488
ISBN/UPC (if available): 067004279X

Description

In Chalaili, an Indian hill station stranded above the clouds, where the trees and flowers are of ravishing hues and the annual monsoon hits with monumental force, a small enclave of British expatriates cling to the glory of a fast-fading empire.

Into this faltering world come two starkly different but memorable women: the larger-than-life Mrs Banerjee, with her armoury of gold bangles and saris in thrilling colours, and Lydia Rushmore, a timid Surrey school teacher hurriedly married off to the town's disgraced meteorologist. Mrs Banerjee sets out to transform the run-down Chalaili theatre into Coronation Talkies, a thoroughly modern cinema showing Hollywood's latest love stories. Lydia Rushmore discovers the soothing effects of gin as she tries to fit into hill station society and please her complicated new husband.

As World War II looms in Europe and British colonial power recedes, Chalaili becomes the setting for trickery, seduction and the unveiling of shocking secrets.

REVIEW

Coronation Talkies is an engrossing and touchingly funny read, Characters and places are vividly created and her eye for detail is impeccable, I honestly have not enjoyed a novel this much for some time.
-Australian Bookseller & Publisher

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