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The Towers Of Silence

Paul Scott



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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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It is the last, bitter days of World War II and the British Raj in India is crumbling. Ensconced in the Indian Hill Station of Pankot are the English wives, mothers, daughters and widows of the officers embroiled in the ongoing conflict. With their old beliefs and assumptions under increasingly virulent attack, all eyes are upon Captain Merrick and the British military to protect them in this troubled time. But Merrick, though outwardly a consummate professional, is brutal and corrupt, and not even his machinations can stop the change that is swiftly and inevitably approaching, change which is increasingly undermining the old myth of British invincibility...

By:   Paul Scott
Imprint:   Mandarin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   bk. 3
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   298g
ISBN:   9780099436164
ISBN 10:   0099436167
Series:   The Raj quartet
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   September 2001
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Other merchandise
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paul Scott was born in London in 1920. He served in the army from 1940 to 1946, mainly in India and Malaya. He is the author of thirteen distinguished novels including his famous The Raj Quartet. In 1977, Staying On won the Booker Prize. Paul Scott died in 1978.

A mighty literary experience * The Times * Quite simply, monumental * Washington Post *

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