Miss Timmins' School for Girls

Miss Timmins' School for Girls

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A murder at a British boarding school in the hills of western India launches a young teacher on the journey of a lifetime In 1974, three weeks before her twenty-first birthday, Charulata Apte arrives at Miss Timmins' School for Girls in Panchgani. Shy, sheltered, and running from a scandal that disgraced her Brahmin family, Charu finds herself teaching Shakespeare to rich Indian girls in a boarding school still run like an outpost of the British Empire. In this small, foreign universe, Charu is drawn to the charismatic teacher Moira Prince, who introduces her to pot-smoking hippies, rock a€˜n' roll, and freedoms she never knew existed. Then one monsoon night, a body is found at the bottom of a cliff, and the ordered worlds of school and town are thrown into chaos. When Charu is implicated in the murdera€”a case three intrepid schoolgirls take it upon themselves to solvea€”Charu's real education begins. A love story and a murder mystery, Miss Timmins' School for Girls is, ultimately, a coming-of-age tale set against the turbulence of the 1970s as it played out in one small corner of India.since I was a child, was Apt to ask me every morning what I wanted, and spent most of the day making it. ... I am Apt to like English movies better than Hindi movies, and my favorite movie was a€œGuess Whoa#39;s Coming to Dinner, a€ ... Summer holidays are Apt to go by too fast. ... Now we are back in school, not tired, certainly not happy, and Apt to be angry when asked to write retarded essays for English class.

Title:Miss Timmins' School for Girls
Author:Nayana Currimbhoy
Publisher:Harper Collins - 2011-06-21


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