The Glass Palace

by Amitav Ghosh | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 000651409x Global Overview for this book
Registered by jazz-ee2 of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on 3/21/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by jazz-ee2 from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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'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 where they have been exiled. The picture of the tension between the Burmese, the Indian and the British, is excellent. Among the great range of characters are one of the court ladies, Miss Dolly, whom he marries: and the redoubtable Jonakin, part of the British-educated Indian colony, who with her husband has been put in charge of the Burmese exiled court. The story follows the fortunes - rubber estates in Malaya, businesses in Singapore, estates in Burma - which Rajkumar, with his Chinese, British and Burmese relations, friends and associates, builds up - from 1870 through the Second World War to the scattering of the extended family to New York and Thailand, London and Hong Kong in the post-war years.'

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Journal Entry 2 by jazz-ee2 from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I've not got round to reading this one yet, but passing it on to my Buddy in the Nottingham BookCrossers Mid Summer Secret Santa as I think she'll like it.

Journal Entry 3 by jazz-ee2 at RABCK in a RABCK, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, June 21, 2008

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Given to my Mid Summer Secret Santa buddy.

Journal Entry 4 by droogie from Nottingham, not specified not specified on Sunday, June 22, 2008
A gift from jazz-ee2 for my secret present, thank you, it looks good!

Journal Entry 5 by droogie at Forest Cafe in Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Saturday, August 16, 2008

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I really enjoyed this and I usually enjoy reading books set in countries I know nothing about as I feel I learn something about their history. Thanks for sharing.

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