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Staying On By Paul Scott

Staying On
by Paul Scott

Tusker and Lily Smalley stayed on in India. Given the chance to return 'home' when Tusker, once a Colonel in the British Army, retired, they chose instead to remain in the small hill town of Pangkot, with its eccentric inhabitants and archaic rituals left over from the days of the Empire.
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Staying On Summary


Staying On by Paul Scott

Tusker and Lily Smalley stayed on in India. Given the chance to return 'home' when Tusker, once a Colonel in the British Army, retired, they chose instead to remain in the small hill town of Pangkot, with its eccentric inhabitants and archaic rituals left over from the days of the Empire. Only the tyranny of their landlady, the imposing Mrs Bhoolabhoy, threatens to upset the quiet rhythm of their days. Both funny and deeply moving, Staying On is a unique, engrossing portrait of the end of an empire and of a forty-year love affair.

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Staying On Reviews


"Staying On covers only a few months but it carries the emotional impact of a lifetime, even a civilisation" * Philip Larkin *
"Certainly his funniest and, I think, his best. it is a first-class book and deserves to be remembered for a long time" * Evening Standard *
"One of the most cherished books of the last quarter-century. It is good to re-read it for its humour and pathos as well as its wonderful description of the legacy of the Raj" * Sunday Telegraph *

About Paul Scott


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.

Additional information

GOR001238125
Staying On by Paul Scott
Paul Scott
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
1999-09-02
256
0099443198
9780099443193
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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