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A Suitable Boy: The classic bestseller By Vikram Seth

A Suitable Boy: The classic bestseller
by Vikram Seth

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: The classic bestseller
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Year published
Number of pages
336
ISBN 10
1897580207
ISBN 13
9781897580202
Prizes
Winner of WH Smith Literary Prize 1994 Winner of The Commonwealth Writers Prize 1994 Winner of WH Smith Annual Literary Award 1994 Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
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