The Cat's Table The Cat's Table

The Cat's Table

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Publisher Description

From the acclaimed author of The English Patient comes a stunningly beautiful novel about a boy's life-changing journey from Ceylon to England in the 1950s.

What had there been before such a ship in my life? A dugout canoe on a river journey? A launch in Trincomalee harbour? There were always fishing boats on our horizon. But I could never imagine the grandeur of this castle that was to cross the sea.

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner in Colombo bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the lowly 'cat's table' , as far from the Captain's table as can be, with a ragtag group of adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship crosses the Indian Ocean the boys tumble from one adventure to another, and at night they spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and fate a mystery that will haunt them forever...

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
25 August
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Jool16 ,

Great read

Loved this. Read it in 1 sitting. Enjoyed it immensely. Read it & enjoy.

Babagoush ,

Rolling seas good read!

Enjoyed reading immensely and recommend to all types, young and old etc.
Great adventure filled with colour, history, culture and positive experiences.

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