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REVIEW: THE WILDINGS by NILANJANA ROY

Just finished reading one of the most charming books that have come my way this year. Nilanjana Roy’s The Wildings. It’s a fable, there’s a moral or two in there somewhere and it’s very polished prose but ultimately, its the irresistible charm that bowls the reader over. And yes, every bit as good as Eliot’s Cat…

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REVIEW: CAT OUT OF HELL by LYNNE TRUSS

I defy any reader, any book lover, to walk past a cover like this without picking up the book. I did more than pick it up, of course. I took it home. Cat out of Hell by that Custodian of Good English, Lynne Truss, is that old fashioned thing: a book sans pretensions. It’s a good read…

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THE DALAI LAMA`S CAT by DAVID MICHIE

The Dalai Lama`s Cat, a novel by David Michie. Hayhouse publishers.  After a mercifully brief spell of picking up books that were less than enthralling, I`m back on track, thanks be. The Dalai Lama`s Cat is another treasure I have come to a bit late. But if there`s one thing this book teaches me, it…

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PHOTO FEATURE: CATS OF TURKEY/ A PICTORIAL REPRESENTATION

             Cats of Turkiye, a pictorial representation All pictures by SHEILA KUMAR except where otherwise mentioned.                                        All images are subject to copyright.      Miss Istanbul, at the Topkapi Palace.  …

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BOOK REVIEW: SUNDAY HERALD/THE HUNDRED NAMES OF DARKNEDSS by NILANJANA ROY

  Sunday 05 January 2014        Survival strategies                                            The Hundred Names of Darkness, writer Nilanjana Roy’s second book in the cat series, makes a pitch for animals and humans to live peacefully together. By Sheila Kumar Any sequel to a critically acclaimed novel comes with its own baggage, but Nilanjana Roy manages to manoeuvre her…

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FEATURE: SUNDAY HERALD/ INTERVIEW with NILANJANA ROY

Featuring felines Oct 27, 2013 : Interview  I felt I was part-cat myself!     Journalist, book reviewer and author Nilanjana Roy’s `The Wildings` goes with sure tread  into animal territory, telling us the story of Mara and a brood of felines, cheels, crows, wild pigs; a whole caboodle of  creatures, each one more interesting…

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