Coronation Talkies

Coronation Talkies

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In Chalaili, an Indian hill station stranded above the clouds, where the trees and flowers are of ravishing hues and the annual monsoon hits with monumental force, a small enclave of British expatriates cling to the glory of a fast-fading empire. Into this faltering world come two starkly different but memorable women- the larger-than-life Mrs Banerjee, with her armoury of gold bangles and saris in thrilling colours, and Lydia Rushmore, a timid Surrey school teacher hurriedly married off to the town's disgraced meteorologist. Mrs Banerjee sets out to transform the run-down theatre into, Coronation Talkies, a thoroughly modern cinema showing Hollywood's latest love stories. Lydia Rushmore discovers the soothing effects of gin as she tries to fit into hill station society and please her complicated new husband.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 38mm | 471g
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143003747
  • 9780143003748

About Susan Kurosawa

Susan Kurosawa is based in Sydney where she is a senior editor with The Australian newspaper. She has lived and worked in England, Japan and Australia and has spent her life travelling. After almost thirty visits, she admits to an obsession with India.Susan is the author of seven non-fiction books; this is her first novel. She lives in a bayside village on the Central Coast of New South Wales with the actor and biographer Graeme Blundell.
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