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The Cambridge Curry Club by Saumya Balsari
  

The Cambridge Curry Club

Crime / Mystery   Relationship Stories   
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This is fascinating. Centred round a Cambridge charity shop supporting an Indian village, it unfolds slowly in slices of the volunteerâs lives; delightful caricatures that build to reveal a plot. However itâs their philosophy, hopes and acceptance of life that really shine through in this quietly hypnotic novel, very much another in The Number 1 Ladiesâ Detective Agency territory.

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Synopsis

The Cambridge Curry Club by Saumya Balsari

It's Cambridge. Not college or chapel, but the shop 'IndiaNeed' on colourful Mill Road. Nothing should go wrong on a normal day, but everything does. How was an adult video of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs sold with the Lego? Disaster, death and romance appear on the menu as three women of Indian origin and a fierce Irishwoman battle their arrogant Armani-clad English employer. Will the bungling heroines survive despite lovers, husbands and eccentric customers?

Reviews

"Beautifully observed ...warm and poignant ... a delightful debut novel" - Meera Syal

"Unusual and provocative ... if you like a read with chuckles, this is it!" - Ronald Wolfe, Writing Comedy

About the Author

Saumya Balsari

Saumya Balsari was born in India, has travelled widely and lives in Cambridge. She has worked as a free-lance journalist in London covering lifestyle and environmental issues for Indian print media, and is a humour columnist. Her play The Curry Club for Kali Theatre had a reading at the Soho Theatre, London, in 2003. Her first novel is being seen in various countries as an essential reference work for new writing in postcolonial literature. She is currently completing a novel for young adults and a book of poems for children.

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Publication date

13th December 2007

Author

Saumya Balsari

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Publisher

Arcadia Books

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Relationship Stories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781905147694

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