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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Cambodia - In the Shadow of the Banyan - stunning!

"impossibly beautiful"

There is not much to add to that comment, this is a tremendous book set in Cambodia, it is absolutely in our Top 20 reads. If you want a bit about history of the revolution that took place in there 1975-1979 and a beautifully told story, part autobiographical, then this is an absolute must. Cambodia just lifts off the pages,the jungle, the heat, the oppression, the animal life, all observed throught the eyes of Raami, an 8 year old girl. Written in a style that is both lyrical and profound it is a book that lingers long after the book has been closed for the last time.

As it says on the cover it is in the mould of The Other Hand, Half of a Yellow Sun and The Kite Runner.

We will be starting a top 20 list of titles set around the world, this will certainly feature on our list. If you have a top title, share it with us and our readers in the
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This is one of the other books that will definitely appear on our top top reading list (set in Tokyo/Beijing)

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