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Tarquin Hall is a British author and journalist who has lived and worked throughout South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He is the author of The Case of the Missing Servant, dozens of articles, and three works of non-fiction, including the highly acclaimed Salaam Brick Lane, an account of a year spent above a Bangladeshi sweat shop in London’s notorious East End. He is married to Indian-born journalist, Anu Anand. They have a young son and divide their time between London and Delhi.


My latest review in the Sunday Times is of Sam Miller’s “A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes”. You’ll find the original here. Or here’s the text. A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through Foreign Eyes by Sam Miller Cape £18.99/ebook £9.99 pp421 Ringo Starr couldn’t stomach Indian food. In 1968 he arrived with his fellow ­Beatles at the Maharishi’s ashram in Rishikesh in northe... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.77 · 9,856 ratings · 1,765 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
The Case of the Missing Ser...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 4,466 ratings — published 2003 — 33 editions
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The Case of the Man Who Die...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 2,363 ratings — published 2010 — 28 editions
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The Case of the Deadly Butt...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,664 ratings — published 2012 — 19 editions
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The Case of the Love Commandos
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 879 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
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Salaam Brick Lane: A Year i...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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To The Elephant Graveyard
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 223 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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“Never forget I am old,” she said. “What does that mean, Mummy-ji?” “Didn’t you know? Old is gold, na.”
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