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A Different Sky - Meira Chand
A Different Sky
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099546245 (0099546248)
Publisher: Random House UK
Pages no: 488
Edition language: English
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0.0 A Different Sky
I enjoyed this book, but I found it to be quite a challenging read. It was very heavy, & I found I had to keep flicking back to figure out who a certain person was, what place this was etc. I also didn't understand any of the local terms that were used (& there were quite a lot), so I think a glossa...
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1.0 A Different Sky
This is so badly written and with such stilted prose.The whole 'History book' with a love story slipped into the mix approach is so outdated and it is obvious the author brought nothing to the party.Lazy. Just lazy. Just because one lived in Singapore for over a decade doesn't mean it makes one a go...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
This took some time to get through thanks to the small print and density of the prose, but it was effort well spent. The story often lacks momentum, but the payoff for a little patience is a wealth of fascinating detail about Singapore from 1927 through 1956. Chand explores the mix of ethnicities in...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it
This is the kind of historical fiction that educates, effortlessly. Set in Singapore, spanning 1927 through 1946, this novel was a unique read for me in that it covered an era I love in a setting wholly unfamiliar to me. Chand's characters aren't royalty or society elite but every day people caught...
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