3 new editions from Pan Macmillan complete the Dolls series of childrens’ books

Pan Macmillan has just published 3 new editions of the Dolls series;

 


The Story of Holly and Ivy, The Fairy Doll and The Dolls’ House now complete the collection and can all be viewed over at Pan Macmillan.

Also in this series;

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Two new editions published by Speaking Tiger

Indian publisher Speaking Tiger has just published 2 new editions;

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An accomplished scholar and author of the Humayun-nama, Gulbadan Begam was also Babur’s daughter, Humayun’s sister, and Akbar’s aunt.

In this compact biography, Rumer Godden draws upon the Humayun-nama and other records, as well as her own soaring imagination, to create a portrait of the begam and the Mughal Empire as detailed and exquisite as any miniature.

This rich, broad sweep of history, written from Gulbadan’s point of view, is interspersed with colourful re-creations of goings-on within the zenana and the many diversions and internecine politics of the royal court.

Combining a historian’s rigour with a novelist’s gift for invention, Gulbadan is a timeless classic.


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“I will lend it to you,” Subhana said, “so that you can feast your eyes on it.” For two days it adorned the sitting-room of the houseboat. He might have added, “Once it has been in your possession you will find that you can’t live without it.”

The carpet merchant Subhana artfully spins a complex web of charm, enticement and an extended wazwan to make a Persian rug irresistible to a customer. Sister Malone of the Elizabeth Scott Hospital finds her adamantine faith in the power of God and medicine tested when she meets a man quietly but firmly resolved to die. Young Ibrahim of the nomadic Bakriwar tribe, full of fire and sap, descends in a boisterous party from high mountain pastures to fetch his bride home but finds his courage turning to water when he finally meets her. And Miss Annie Passano worries about the comfort of the parrots and the monkey who travel with her and the agony of the bullocks and ponies straining at their harnesses under the hot sun but, when her maid Lily trips and drops a birdcage, cannot stop herself from beating the girl to within an inch of her life.
Compassionate, wise, effortlessly told stories, Indian Dust transcends time and space. This volume is a true classic.

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Open Road Publishes 13 Rumer Godden Ebook titles

US ebook publisher Open Road has released Black Narcissus and 12 other titles which are available to download from Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google and Kobo.

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Pan Macmillan publishes 3 new editions

Pan Macmillan have published 3 new editions. Miss Happiness and Miss Flower, Little Plum and The Dolls’ House: Macmillan Classics Edition.

Miss Happiness and Miss Flower

Miss Happiness and Miss Flower

Little Plum

Little Plum

The Dolls House: Macmillan Classics Edition

The Dolls House: Macmillan Classics Edition

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Speaking Tiger publishes 2 new editions

Speaking Tiger has published new editions of Two under the Indian Sun and Rungli-Rungliot {Thus Far and No Further}.

Two under the Indian SunTwo under the Indian Sun was written with her sister Jon. When World War I began in 1914, the sisters—aged six and seven respectively—left England to join their parents in Narayangunj, a village in Bengal. Written with a child’s candour and wide-eyed sense of wonder, Two under the Indian Sun is not just a remarkable chronicle of a shared childhood, but also a vivid picture of everyday life in India of the early 1900s.

publishRungli-Rungliot {Thus Far and No Further} is a journal of the authors time in the 1940s, living for a year in Rungli-Rungliot—an isolated tea estate three thousand feet down the mountain from Darjeeling—with her two daughters, their nanny Giovanna, and four Pekinese. Lyrical, and suffused with gentle melancholy, Rungli-Rungliot evokes a precise sense of place. This book is perfect for lovers of the mountains and the quiet, meditative life.

Delhi based Speaking Tiger was founded in September 2014 by Manas Saikia and Ravi Singh.

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Virago Republish Three Titles

Virago have republished in February 3 Rumer Godden novels. The Battle of the Villa Fiorita, The River and, without an edition since 1937, The Lady and the Unicorn.

The Battle of the Villa Fiorita

The Battle of the Villa Fiorita

The Lady and the Unicorn

The Lady and the Unicorn

The River by Rumer Godden

The River

The River
Rumer Godden’s unforgettable evocation of India and of childhood, of innocence and experience.

‘The River will make you laugh, make you cry and, in its way, change you for ever’ Julie Myerson

The Battle of the Villa Fiorita
From the author of Black Narcissus, this acclaimed coming-of-age novel examines the tensions of divorce from a child’s perspective.

The Lady and the Unicorn
In The Lady and the Unicorn Rumer Godden explores the cultural divide in colonial India through a young, forbidden romance.

‘Touching, amusing, enchanting . . . an exceptional work’ Observer

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The Dark Horse, Republished by Virago Modern Classics

The Dark Horse“All horses can walk – some badly, some well, but to a few is given a gift of movement feline in its grace, a slouching, flowing continuous movement that is a joy to watch. Dark Invader strode in glorious rhythm, his great shoulders rolling, muscles rippling along his flanks under the satin skin.”

Dark Invader is a beautifully bred racehorse, but after a disappointing first season he is sold in disgrace and shipped from England to Calcutta. With love and gentle handling ‘Darkie’ wins the hearts of the people and becomes the firm favourite for India’s most famous race, the Viceroy Cup.

But three days before the race Dark Invader disappears. Can he be found before it is too late?

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