Smoke Portrait: Book by Trilby Kent

Smoke Portrait

Product Details:    Share this by email:

ISBN: 9781846881732    Publisher: Bloomsbury Year of publishing: 2012     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 300 pp        Language: English
Glen has left England to live with her aunt, who runs a tea plantation in Ceylon and fills her days with good works, among them the task of writing letters to a Belgian prisoner. But the letters go astray,...Read more
Glen has left England to live with her aunt, who runs a tea plantation in Ceylon and fills her days with good works, among them the task of writing letters to a Belgian prisoner. But the letters go astray, and are received instead by Marten, eager to discover the wide world outside his small village, and desperately missing his older brother Krelis, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Marten decides to reply to Glen in the guise of the grown-up prisoner she is expecting to hear from, and as their correspondence evolves, they both assume identities that, while false in many respects, remain true to their own selves in other ways. Gradually they come to depend on each other, and their pen friendship proves to be crucial when events in their real lives take on a darker, more threatening significance in the shadow of the impending world war.
Read less
About the author: Trilby Kent
Trilby Kent studied at Oxford and the LSE and worked for a time in the rare books department of a London auction house. She has written for the Canadian... Read more
Trilby Kent studied at Oxford and the LSE and worked for a time in the rare books department of a London auction house. She has written for the Canadian and British national press and in 2010 was shortlisted in the Guardian's International Development Journalism Competition. She is the author of two novels for children and is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at Exeter University. She lives in London.
Read less
Review:
'This is a great novel, it is not afraid to examine the racism of the settlers, the different factions heading towards the second world war, but it doesn't preach or lecture, it's a fantastic story...Read more
'This is a great novel, it is not afraid to examine the racism of the settlers, the different factions heading towards the second world war, but it doesn't preach or lecture, it's a fantastic story and it's almost a surprise to look up from it and find you're not in the clubhouse avoiding the heat of the day, sipping a gin.' - Female Life Style Magazine
Read less

Other books by Trilby Kent

Recommended Books for you - See all

Price: Rs. 650   Rs.618
You save: Rs.32
Vendor : S.V. Enterprise., Mumbai
BUY NOW

FREE SHIPPING | Delivered in 5 working days

(Cash on delivery available)

Be assured. 7 days Return & Refund Policy.
Click here

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

1.Click on Add to Cart & Proceed to Checkout
2.Under payment options, choose
"Redeem Coupon Code/Gift Certificate"
3.Enter Promo Code "SHOP200"
4.Get Rs.200 off, Pay Balance Amount

Valid upto 21st July,13

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

Terms & Conditions