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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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