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by Desmond Barry

eBook Cressida's Bed download ISBN: 0224073486
Author: Desmond Barry
Publisher: Vintage Uk (May 31, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 292
ePub: 1778 kb
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

In Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida 'Cressida's bed' is India, and Desmond Barry's brilliant new novel begins in Bombay in 1931.

In Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida 'Cressida's bed' is India, and. In Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida 'Cressida's bed' is India, and Desmond Barry's brilliant new novel begins in Bombay in 1931. Christina Devenish, feminist and Theosophist, is running a birth control clinic. When it is torched by Hindu extremists, and Christina's Indian helper is killed, she receives an invitation from her father, Colonel Devenish, to visit him in Bhut In Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida 'Cressida's bed' is India, and Desmond Barry's brilliant new novel begins in Bombay in 1931.

Barry Seán Desmond (born 15 May 1935) is an Irish former Labour Party politician who served as a Member of the European Court of Auditors from 1994 to 2000.

Barry Seán Desmond (born 15 May 1935) is an Irish former Labour Party politician who served as a Member of the European Court of Auditors from 1994 to 2000, and as Minister for Health and Minister for Social Welfare between 1982 and 1987. He served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1989 to 1994, and as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1969 to 1989.

Cressida's Bed. by Desmond Barry. Desmond Barry. Barry has an extraordinary talent for creating historical characters who inhabit a convincing past". Both a history lesson about a hushed-up episode of British imperialism and a dramatic read".

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Cressida’s Bed (Jonathan Cape, 2004) made the 2005 Wales Book of the Year Long List. His shorter prose has appeared in Granta, The New Yorker, The Big Issue and in the anthologies Wales, Half Welsh (Bloomsbury, 2004), London Noir (Serpent’s Tail, 2006) and Sea Stories (National Maritime Museum, 2007). the-blind/ The Sauna King.

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Inside my copy of his book, Mr. Desmond scribbled a note: ‘home life. Too many in Washington don’t understand that. The power of this book abides in the indelible impression left by its stories. Jill Leovy, The American Scholar. Gripping and important. We need a government that will partner with communities, from Appalachia to the suburbs to downtown Cleveland, to make hard work pay off for all these overlooked Americans. Senator Sherrod Brown, Wall Street Journal. portraits are vivid and unsettling.

In Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida 'Cressida's bed' is India, and Desmond Barry's brilliant new novel begins in Bombay in 1931. Christina Devenish, feminist and Theosophist, is running a birth control clinic. When it is torched by Hindu extremists, and Christina's Indian helper is killed, she receives an invitation from her father, Colonel Devenish, to visit him in Bhutan, where he is an advisor at the court of the Shabdrung, Bhutan's version of the Dalai Lama. When Christina gets to Calcutta, she finds that, without her knowledge, she has been conscripted into a British expedition journeying to Bhutan ostensibly to invest the Maharaja with a medal but secretly with the task of persuading Christina's father to return to India, as his support of the Shabdrung in a dispute against the Maharaja is proving embarrassing to the British authorities. The expedition is led by Major Owen Davies, a tough Welsh officer from the Political Department, the intelligence service of the Raj. Inevitably, opposites attract and, as they journey towards Bhutan, Christina and Owen begin an affair. It is passionate and intense, but once in Bhutan other loyalties intrude. Christina's father is embroiled in the politics of this strange almost medieval kingdom, and when Christina meets the Shabrung, the young god-king, his effect on her is literally stunning. She realizes that he is the 'real thing' she has been searching for all her life. Bewildered by the labyrinthine politics swirling around her, Christina is outmanoeuvred by Davies and Tobgye, the Maharaja's lieutenant. Colonel Devenish falls desperately ill, and is evacuated, protesting, to India. It is as the expedition is entering Indian territory again that Christina hears that the Shabdrung has been assassinated. She suspects that Owen is complicit in his murder, and rejects him. The final act is played out in Calcutta, in the midst of a demonstration for independence, and its consequences are shattering.