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The Enemy in the Blanket (The Long Day Wanes: A Malayan Trilogy #2)

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The Enemy in the Blanket is the second novel in Anthony Burgess's Malayan Trilogy The Long Day Wanes. The novel charts the continuing adventures of Victor Crabbe, who becomes headmaster of a school in the imaginary sultanate of Dahaga (meaning thirst in Malay and identifiable with Kelantan) in the years and months leading up to Malayan independence.
Hardcover, 221 pages
Published 1968 by Heinemann Educational Books (first published 1957)
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MJ Nicholls
The second book in the Malayan trilogy is funnier and less corpulent with Malayan terminology than the opener Time for a Tiger. The female characters also flourish in this instalment. Full review for the trilogy itself coming up in a day or so. Patience!
Ruth
c1958: FWFTB: headmaster, sultanate, Malayan, independence. Much like the first in the trilogy - pretty much true to life as far as ex-pats go. Somehow, quite sad though. ' But duty was duty. Where the British were sent, there they would go. That was how they had built their Empire, an Empire now crashing about their ears.' Much like Victor Crabbe's marriage then!
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Anthony Burgess was a British novelist, critic and composer. He was also a librettist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, travel writer, broadcaster, translator, linguist and educationalist. Born in Manchester, he lived for long periods in Southeast Asia, the USA and Mediterranean Europe as well as in England. His fiction includes the Malayan trilogy (The Long Day Wanes) on the dying days o ...more
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