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Coming Home

Sue Gee

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Devon, India, c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period), Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction, Social & cultural history

A family story in the vein of Penelope Lively following an English couple 'coming home' from India in 1944, attempting to make their way in a changed Britain.

Spring, 1947. In a few months' time the British flag will be lowered all over India, and with Independence thousands of those who made their lives there - as planters, civil servants, or in the Indian army - will be returning to England.

Among those coming home, as everyone speaks of it, are Will and Flo Sutherland, who fell in love at the end of the war. India has been the defining experience of their lives: how will they make a new life now?

Sue Gee's new novel is filled with pathos and humour, beautifully evoking a all-but vanished world.

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Praise for Coming Home

  • '[An] elegantly written, sympathetic, quietly sensational tale' - Daily Mail

  • 'Powerful and convincing... A compelling story with subtle characterisation and engaging humanity' - Daily Express

  • 'Gentle, evocative and totally involving' - Woman & Home

  • A compelling read, Coming Home will awaken all your senses - Independent

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Sue Gee

Sue Gee is the author of nine previous novels, including The Mysteries of Glass, long-listed for the 2005 Orange Prize for Fiction, and Reading in Bed (2008), which also received wide acclaim; and a short story collection, Last Fling (2011). She is a mentor on the Write to Life programme at Freedom from Torture, and teaches at the Faber Academy.She lives in London and Herefordshire.

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