The Glass Palace

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The acclaimed author of The Calcutta Chromosome and The Shadow Lines has burst out on to the big stage with a major saga on that hidden country, Burma. Rajkumar is only another boy, helping on a market stall in the dusty square outside the royal palace, when the British force the Burmese King, Queen and all the Court into exile. He is rescued by the far-seeing Chinese merchant, and with him builds up a logging business in upper Burma. But haunted by his vision of the Royal Family, he journeys to the obscure town in India ...

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NMProf

Jan 15, 2016

A sweeping family saga

This book would make a wonderful multi season Masterpiece Theatre presentation. Marvelous interesting characters, unexpected turns in the plot, and a dazzling historical backdrop that covers nearly a century. I learned a lot about Burma, Malaysia,, and India and their history, particularly during WWII. I have recommended this to my local book group.

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