The Bloodstone Papers (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 432 pages
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Switching seamlessly between the chaos and bloodshed of 1940s India and the multicultural mélange of twenty-first-century Britain, Glen Duncan's sublime new novel finds love in both.

Ross Monroe is a boxing railwayman with a weakness for get-rich-quick schemes. Kate Lyle is a headstrong young woman desperate to escape a sexually predatory household. Both are Anglo-Indians, members of a race that helped turn the wheels of Empire for years. But Empire days are numbered, and as India sheds its colonial skin, the young lovers must face their own tryst with destiny.

In twenty-first-century England, Owen Monroe is writing this story of his parents' lives in an effort to avoid the problems in his own: lost love, relentless libido, dreams of death, and a world full of headlines he can't understand and doesn't want to. But keeping past and present apart isn't as easy as it seems, and before long Owen is deep in the one story he never wanted to tell....

Epic in its scope yet never losing sight of the telling, gorgeous detail, The Bloodstone Papers is an extraordinarily rich and beautiful read that manages to ask the big questions without fuss and to accept that the big answers aren't always what we want to hear.

  

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User Review  - AHS-Wolfy - LibraryThing

Another different than what's come before novel from my current favourite author. This time around he draws from his own family history and takes a look at the Anglo-Indians when the Raj was crumbling ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emilade - Goodreads

I really enjoyed the story that takes place in 1940s - 1950s India. The story that takes place in Modern England was considerably less interesting. Until the very end when they kind of intersect. The ending is really nice. It's a good book, you should read it. Read full review

Contents

nowadays
1
The Boy andthe Ring
13
headlines
33
TheGirlandtheGold
43
papers
65
The Valuation
81
personals
93
The Mother Country
111
The DealwithGod
177
witnesses
207
TheTryst with Destiny 241 13 suspects
273
The Silk Train
299
revisions
329
The Sucker Punch
361
options
379
Copyright

lies
145

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About the author (2009)

Glen Duncan is the critically acclaimed author of six previous novels, including Death of an Ordinary Man; I, Lucifer; and, most recently, The Bloodstone Papers. He lives in London.

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