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The pagoda tree, Claire Scobie

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The pagoda tree
Title
The pagoda tree
Statement of responsibility
Claire Scobie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maya dances like no other. She becomes the dance... Her dance can steal a man's soul. Tanjore, 1765. Maya plays among the toweing granite temples of this ancient city in the heart of southern India. Like her mother before her, she is destined to become a devadasi, a dancer for the temple. She is instructed in dance, the mystical arts and lovemaking. It is expected she will be chosen as a courtesan for the prince himself. But as Maya comes of age, India is on the cusp of change and British dominance has risen to new heights. The prince is losing his power and the city is sliding into war. Maya is forced to flee her ancestral home and heads to the bustling port city of Madras, where East and West collide. Maya captivates all who watch her dance. Thomas Pearce, an ambitious young Englishman who has travelled to India to make his fortune, is entranced from the moment he first sees her. But their love is forbidden, and comes at enormous cost. Weaving together the uneasy meeting of two cultures, The Pagoda Tree is a captivating story of love, loss and fate
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Writing style
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10319379
Cataloging source
ANL
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Scobie, Claire
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Dancers
  • Interracial dating
  • British
  • India
Label
The pagoda tree, Claire Scobie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
At foot of title: Viking
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050891481
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780670077335
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)842130471
Label
The pagoda tree, Claire Scobie
Publication
Note
At foot of title: Viking
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050891481
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780670077335
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)842130471

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