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Two Lives, Vikram Seth

Author Name    Vikram Seth

Title   Two Lives

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good Condition

Jacket Condition   Good

Publisher   Australia Little, Brown 2005

ISBN Number    0316727741 / 9780316727747

Seller ID   242914

TWO LIVES tells the remarkable story of Seth's great uncle and aunt. His great uncle Shanti left India for medical school in Berlin in the 1930s and lodged with a German Jewish family. In the household was a daughter, Henny, who urged her mother 'not to take the blackie'. But a friendship developed and each managed to leave Germany and found their way to Britain as the Nazis rose to power. Shanti joined the army and lost his right arm at the battle of Monte Cassino, while Henny (whose family were to die in the camps) made a life for herself in her adopted country. After the war they married and lived the emigre life in north London where Shanti, despite the loss of his arm, became a much-loved dentist. During his own adolescence in England, Vikram Seth lived with Shanti and Henny and came to know and love them deeply. His is the third life in this story of TWO LIVES. This is also a book about history, encompassing as it does many of the most significant themes and events in the 20th century, whose currents are reflected in the lives of Shanti, Henny and their family: from the Raj and the Indian freedom movement to the Third Reich, the Holocaust and British postwar society. 502 pages. Heavy foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0316727741. ISBN/EAN: 9780316727747. Inventory No: 242914. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover

Price = 15.00 AUD


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