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Cromartie vs The God Shiva

A Virago Modern Classic
  • Author
    • Rumer Godden
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'One of our best and most captivating novelists' PHILIP HENSHER

'[Godden] writes with grace and a cheerfully lilting prose' KIRKUS REVIEWS

'Her craftsmanship is always sure' NEW YORK TIMES

A revered effigy of the God, Shiva, is missing from the Patna Hall Hotel on south India's exquisite Coromandel coast. Was it stolen, and to whom does it belong? Young lawyer Michael Dean, sent from London to argue the case for the defence, falls under the spell of Artemis, a graceful archaeologist who is staying at the hotel; but she proves as elusive as the mystery of the theft he is working on.

Her final novel, Cromartie vs The God Shiva is a magical, evocative exploration of art, love, class and greed set in Godden's beloved southern India.

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  • Published: Feb 07 2013
  • Pages: 192
  • 197 x 150mm
  • ISBN: 9781844088584
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Press Reviews

  • Library Journal
    A complex tale, fraught with mystery . . . Readers who enjoy far-away cultures will find this tale a treat
  • Kirkus Reviews
    [Godden] writes with grace and a cheerfully lilting prose. . . . A tale of quiet sleuthing, romance, and grand tragedy . . . A delight for Godden's many followers
  • New York Times
    Her craftsmanship is always sure; her understanding of character is compassionate and profound; her prose is pure, delicate, and gently witty
  • Publishers Weekly
    Liberally dabbed with local color, the book is fast-paced
  • Philip Hensher

    One of our best and most captivating novelists