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Books The Siege of Krishnapur

Author
Thumb_14633f14e6e9818d7a9e1baba211d922 J.G. Farrell
Year
1973
Publisher
Weidenfeld & Nicholson
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Our Thoughts

Though sometimes convoluted, Farrell’s prose is cleverly wrought and sprinkled with scornful humour. As vain Victorian ladies are forced to eat their poultices, and worldly fortunes are exchanged for stale biscuits, the empire is reduced to a bleak comedy.

— Lily Power

“Bastard Colonisers”