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The Bell-Boy (Paperback)
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The Bell-Boy (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 17/07/2014
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The Bell-Boy was James Hamilton-Paterson's third novel, first published in 1990. 'Somewhere on my tropical travels I encountered a rickety hotel on whose roof an ancient servant lived in a converted hen coop. This gave me the idea for a young bell-boy, Laki, who is up from the provinces and lives on top of his hotel in the holy city of Malomba. He moonlights as a shrewd guide for foreign visitors, his latest clients being a hippie English family who are in Malomba for psychic surgery. Their mutual exploitation leads to both farce and minor tragedy.' James Hamilton-Paterson 'A brilliant religious satire with elements of E.F. Benson and Evelyn Waugh... Few books since E.M. Forster's A Passage to India (whose formal perfection this novel shares) have conveyed more intensely the allure (and the revulsion) the East holds for Westerners.' New York Times

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571317530
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 248 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 14 mm
Edition: Main

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