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Manjula Padmanabhan


Books by Manjula Padmanabhan
The Puffin Book of Classic Stories for Boys by Manjula PadmanabhanThe Puffin Book of Classic Stories for Boys by Manjula Padmanabhan
Pick up an alien's egg; go crocodile hunting; run with a gang of pickpockets; get lost in a magical maze. All this and more in these stories of adventure, humour and imagination.

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Pages: 168

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Kleptomania: Ten Stories by Manjula PadmanabhanKleptomania: Ten Stories by Manjula Padmanabhan
In this brilliantly versatile collection of stories from the award-winning author of Harvest, the reader will encounter a range of themes, from murder mystery to science fiction. The author's vision of Read More...
Pages: 201

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Hot Death, Cold Soup: Twelve Short Stories by Manjula PadmanabhanHot Death, Cold Soup: Twelve Short Stories by Manjula Padmanabhan
An American Sati,a coscientious calligrapher and a malevolent twenty-first century teenager are a few characters you can expect to meet within these twelve stories.Set in locales as diverse as an orbiting Read More...
Pages: 264

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Getting There by Manjula PadmanabhanGetting There by Manjula Padmanabhan
It is the 1970s and Manjula Padnabhan is in her mid-twenties,trying to find her way in teh world.Life in Bombay is proving tricky:there are the visits to Dr.Prasad's diet clinic and his photographs of Read More...
Pages: 325

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Black Market
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Black Market
by James Patterson
From the author who created the international No. 1 bestsellers "Along Came a Spider", "Kiss the Girls" and "Jack and Jill", comes a lightning-paced novel of high finance, international terrorism and irresistible page-turning suspense - now reissued in striking new cover style. The threat was absolute. At 5.05 p.m. Wall Street would be destroyed. No demands, no ransom, no negotiations. A multiple firebombing - orchestrated by a secret militia group - would wipe out the financial heart of America. Faced with catastrophe on an unimaginable scale, Federal agent Archer Carroll and Wall Street lawyer Caitlin Dillon are pitched into a heart-stopping race against time, tracking the unknown enemy through a maze of intrigue, rumour and betrayal towards a truly shocking climax.
Tender Hooks
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Tender Hooks
by Moni Mohsin
After freeing her darling son, jonkers from the clutches of his low class slutty secretary aunty pussy has charged butterfly with finding him a new wife�a rich, fair, beautiful, old family type. Quickly. But who wants to marry poor, plain, die - vorced jonkers? as butterfly schemes her way through shaadis, gts (oho baba,get togethers!) and kitty parties trying to find a suitable girl from the right bagground, she discovers to her dismay that her hapless cousin has his own ideas about his perfect mate and secretly she may even agree!

Full of wit and wickedness,tender hooks is another delightful romp through pakistani high society from the bestselling author of the diary of a social butterfly.

Two Virgins
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Two Virgins
by Kamala Markandaya
Saroja lives in a village with her parents, aunt and beautiful elder sister Lalitha. Saroja's life is uncomplicated, and simple things give her joy like the birth of a calf or a taste of one of Chingleput's sweets. Lalitha, on the other hand, believes she is too good for the village. Ambitious and spoilt, she has dreams of being a movie star that are fulfilled when a film-maker casts her in his documentary on village life. Overnight Lalitha becomes the talk of the town; her latent sexuality manifests itself and she uses her elevated status to her advantage. Basking in Lalitha's reflected glory Saroja tries to imitate her womanly wiles, which results in confused ideas about sexuality and ambition. But when the family is faced with a scandal, Saroja emerges with a practical outlook on life.