A thrilling account of the background and implications of the successful hunt by Jim Corbett of the tiger who claimed the lives of 436 people between 1900 and 1907. Corbett later became famous for his crusade to save the Bengal tiger and its habitat.
Published in 1987 a month before her brother’s The Satanic Verses. No photographs, just 150 family recipes in which delicacy and balance are key. Spiced lamb cooked in yoghurt, chicken with cream, saffron and green cardamoms, a dozen dhals…
Having written fine biographies of Curzon and Kipling, Gilmour is the ideal author for a definitive account of the Raj. Elegant, even-handed and without political baggage, his book has received superb reviews.
GH has previously written novels set in the Arctic, Romania and Japan. Her excellent new novel tells the story of a man who survived Kohima and spent months in the rainy hills of Nagaland in WW2. No surprise, perhaps, that his return to Norfolk, marriage and civilian life are not straightforward. The interplay of past, shifting memory and present are skillfully handled.