The Flower Boy

The Flower Boy

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The Flower Boy is a deeply moving and enchanting novel - a story of love, town secrets and family divisions. Lizzie Buckwater is born on a stormy night into a household nestled in Glencairn, on the lush tea estates of 1930s Ceylon. As Chandi, a little servant-boy, plays in the mud outside on this fourth birthday, he promises himself that the English baby will become his best friend. He christens her Rose-Lizzie after the flowers he loves, and the bright, perceptive boy soon forges the most important friendship of his life. As Chandi and Rose-Lizzie's closeness grows, so their two families - English and Ceylonese, master and servant - become entwined. And with the approach of Ceylonese independence the whole idyll faces more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 20mm | 288g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753809567
  • 9780753809563

About Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts was born in 1965 in Sri Lanka where she grew up. She now lives in more

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217 ratings
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5 28% (60)
4 43% (94)
3 26% (57)
2 2% (4)
1 1% (2)
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