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By the author of Black Narcissus and An Episode of Sparrows
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR ROSIE THOMAS ‘One of our best and most captivating novelists’ Philip Hensher
Sophie, an English ingénue 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. But when Sophie’s cook makes a drastic bid to secure his position, the unwanted consequences are catastrophic . . .
Mesmerising and thoughtful, this Godden’s lesser-known classic evokes India’s uniquely beautiful landscape amidst a timeless tale of misunderstanding.
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