A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

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The tale of Lata's and her mother's attempts to find a suitable boy, through love or through maternal appraisal. Set in post-independence India and involving the lives of four families, it is also an explanation of a whole continent faced with its first great General Election.

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Making use of every possible contemporary source-diaries, memoirs, advice books,government papers, almanacs, even the register of Patents - Liza Picard presentsan entralling picture of how life in London was really lived in the decade between 1660 and 1670: the houses and streets, gardens and parks, cooking, clothes and jewellery, cosmetics, hairdressing, housework, laundry and shopping,medicine and dentistry, sex, education, hobbies, etiquette, law and crime, religion andpopular beliefs. The London of 300 years ago is brought wonderfully (and sometimes horrifyingly) to life.

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SKU GOR001617686
Title A Suitable Boy
Author By (author) Vikram Seth
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 1993
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 1897580207
ISBN 13 9781897580202
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of The Commonwealth Writers Prize 1994. Winner of WH Smith Annual Literary Award 1994. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Making use of every possible contemporary source-diaries, memoirs, advice books,government papers, almanacs, even the register of Patents - Liza Picard presentsan entralling picture of how life in London was really lived in the decade between 1660 and 1670: the houses and streets, gardens and parks, cooking, clothes and jewellery, cosmetics, hairdressing, housework, laundry and shopping,medicine and dentistry, sex, education, hobbies, etiquette, law and crime, religion andpopular beliefs. The London of 300 years ago is brought wonderfully (and sometimes horrifyingly) to life.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001617686
Title A Suitable Boy
Author By (author) Vikram Seth
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 1993
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 1897580207
ISBN 13 9781897580202
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of The Commonwealth Writers Prize 1994. Winner of WH Smith Annual Literary Award 1994. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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