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Bakha is a young man, proud and even attractive, yet none the less he is an outcast in India's caste system: an Untouchable. This novel describes a day in the life of Bakha, sweeper and toilet-cleaner…
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Undertones of War
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In what is one of the finest autobiographies to come out of the First World War, the distinguished poet Edmund Blunden records his experiences as an infantry subaltern in France and Flanders. Blunden …
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Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street
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Hotel World
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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales: A Selection
'My fairy tales were as much for older people as for children...humour was the real salt in them.'

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Cracking India
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The 1947 Partition of India is the backdrop for this powerful novel, narrated by a precocious child who describes the brutal transition with chilling veracity. Young Lenny Sethi is kept out of school …
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A Passage to India
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When Adela Quested and her elderly companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced 'Anglo-Indian' community. Determined to escape …
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The Shadow Lines
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Annihilation of Caste
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The Solid Mandala
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Girl Meets Boy
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Girl meets boy. It's a story as old as time. But what happens when an old story meets a brand new set of circumstances?

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Selected Tales
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· 340 Ratings
Selected Tales contains some of the most timeless and enchanting folk and fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, translated with an introduction by David Luke in Penguin Classics.

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The action of this play takes place in late August 1833 at a hedge-school in the townland of Baile Beag - an Irish speaking community in County Donegal. The 'scholars' are a cross-section of the local…
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The Bachelor of Arts
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Chandran is a good-natured, popular, rather dreamy student who works hard to pass his exams. Newly graduated, he is unsure how he wants to spend his future. And then, one evening, walking by the river…
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· 551 Ratings
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