Kingfishers Catch Fire : A Virago Modern Classic Paperback / softback
by Rumer Godden
Part of the Virago Modern Classics series
Paperback / softback
By the author of Black Narcissus. 'One of our best and most captivating novelists' Philip HensherSophie, an English ingenue with two children, arrives in Himalayan Kashmir to set up home in a tumbledown cottage surrounded by flowers and herbs.
Settling down to live quietly, frugally and peacefully with her new neighbours, she is unaware of the turmoil her arrival provokes as the villagers compete fiercely for her patronage.
Sophie's cook makes a drastic bid to secure his position, and the unwanted consequences are catastrophic . . .
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