The Hill Station, Paperback Book
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A classic novel by a Booker Prize-winning authorTo the cool of the Simla hills comes a reluctant Dr McNab, with his wife and young niece.

For Emily, romance is in the air. For the mysterious Mrs Forester, there is scandal brewing. And for the Bishop of Simla, rainclouds are not the only storms on the horizon.The Hill Station is the novel on which J.G.

Farrell was working at the time of his tragically early accidental death.

It demonstrates powerfully what a great loss to world literature this was.


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I really liked this piece of fiction from colonial India. It paints an intriguing picture of the life of the British officer in the 'hill stations' of India. It gives insights into colonial practices and the intentions behind them. Also thrown in is a bit of religion, the practice of proselytisation and the arrival of the memsahibs.

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