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The Englishman’s Cameo by Madhulika Liddle

The Englishman’s Cameo by Madhulika Liddle Paperback, 281 pages Published 2009 by Hachette India Synopsis: A poisoned paan, A non-government issue arrow And the cameo of a mysterious Englishman. Muzaffar Jangis that rare creature in Mughal Emperor Shahjahan s Dilli an aristocrat with friends in low places. One of whom, Faisal, stands accused of murder. When the body of Mirza Murad Begh is found stabbed in the chest, lying in a water channel in the Qila, poor Faisal is the only one around. But what of the fact that, minutes

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Paperback, 253 pages Published February 21st 2006 by Random House Trade Paperbacks Synopsis: In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, “old same,” in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she’s painted a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret,

Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin

Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages Published October 1st 2010 by Harlequin Synopis: Journey to the very edge of honor, loyalty . . . and love During China’s infamous Tang Dynasty, a time awash with luxury, yet littered with deadly intrigues and fallen royalty, betrayed Princess Ai Li flees before her wedding. Miles from home, with only her delicate butterfly swords for a defense, she enlists the reluctant protection of a blue-eyed warrior… Battle-scarred, embittered Ryam has always held his own life at cheap value. Ai

The Song of the Whales by Uri Orlev

The Song of Whales by Uri Orlev, Hillel Halkin (Translator) Publishing on April 12th, 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Hardcover, 128 pages  From GoodReads.com, Michael’s grandfather has a secret—a secret that’s almost too strange to share . . . When Michael moves to Israel, he leaves loneliness behind and steps into the light of his grandfather’s magic. Like a sorcerer’s apprentice, Michael learns how to blur the lines between dreams and reality when his grandfather hands down the most precious of gifts—a gift that allows Michael passage into his

Orbis Terrarum

I was so SURE I would be able to FINISH OT-09 last year, but I didnot. I fall short by 2 books. Here is the FINAL list and I am doing this late BECAUSE I am feeling very sad that I could not finish it at all. If I go by the author’s birth place alone, I think I might have done fewer than the list below 🙁 So this year for OT -09, my progress so far ~~ Mosaic by Soheir Khashoggi – Author is from Egypt, the book

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