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The Resource The tiger and the ruby : a journey to the other side of British India, Kief Hillsbery

The tiger and the ruby : a journey to the other side of British India, Kief Hillsbery

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The tiger and the ruby : a journey to the other side of British India
Title
The tiger and the ruby
Title remainder
a journey to the other side of British India
Statement of responsibility
Kief Hillsbery
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1841, Nigel Halleck set out from Britain for Calcutta as a clerk in the East India Company. He served in the colonial administration for eight years before taking leave of his post, eventually disappearing in the mountain kingdom of Nepal, never to be heard from again. Despite most traces of his life being destroyed in the bombing of his hometown during WWII, Nigel was never quite forgotten, the family myth of the man who headed east would reverberate through the generations. A century-and-a-half later Kief Hillsbery, Nigel's nephew many times removed, embarked upon his own journey East, having promised his mother that he would search for the final resting place of their ancestor. What follows is a remarkable tale, beautifully rendered, weaving together a clash of civilisations in history, the quest to discover one's own identity and the moving tale of one man against an empire. A work of transportive power, The Tiger and the Ruby bestows upon us a very personal sense of a time and a place deep in the heart of British and Indian history
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Summary
The author of War Boy describes his search through India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal to discover the fate of his distant uncle, a 19th-century English clerk who abruptly left his job with the East India Company to pursue a secret life that reflected the hidden gay history of the Middle East
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569314
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hillsbery, Kief
Dewey number
954.03
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Halleck, Nigel
  • Halleck, Nigel
  • Hillsbery, Kief
  • East India Company
  • English
  • English
  • India
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India
Label
The tiger and the ruby : a journey to the other side of British India, Kief Hillsbery
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-259)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060620279
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781786071590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)986871794
Label
The tiger and the ruby : a journey to the other side of British India, Kief Hillsbery
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-259)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060620279
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781786071590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)986871794

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