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The Mission House

S new surroundings and by the familiarity of everything the British have left behind he finds solace in life’s simple pleasures travelling by rickshaw around the small town with his driver Jamshed and staying in a mission house beside the local presbytery where the Padre and his adoptive daughter Priscilla have taken Hilary under their wing The Padre is concerned for Priscilla’s future and as Hilary’s friendship with the young woman grows he begins. ABSOLUTE P E R F E C T I O N Carys Davies I will make it my mission to read everything you pen thank you from the bottom of my Thesaurus of the Senses rickshaw around the small town with his driver Jamshed and staying in a mission house beside the local presbytery where the Padre and his adoptive daughter Priscilla have taken Hilary under their wing The Padre is concerned for Priscilla’s future and as Hilary’s friendship with the young woman grows he begins. ABSOLUTE P E R F E C T I O N Carys Davies I will make it my mission to The Coquette and the Boarding School read everything you pen thank you from the bottom of my

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From the multiple award winning author of West and The Redemption of Galen Pike a captivating and propulsive novel following an Englishman seeking refuge in a remote hill town in India who finds himself caught in the crossfire of local tensions and The Mission PDF or violence Fleeing his demons and the dark undercurrents of contemporary life in the UK Hilary Byrd takes refuge in a former British hill station in South India Charmed by the foreignness of hi. Carys Davies has a brilliant book in her You can feel it But this her second novel is another disappointmentThe writing is beautiful just as it was in West But the story doesn t hold the attention at all In fact I ve just finished and still can t really say what it was about or what the point of it wasIt opens with intrigue as an Englishman arrives in the Indian Hill town of Ooty a heavenly place steeped in British colonial history He stays at the Christian mission house on the hill with the old padre and his crippled adopted daughter He mills about town guided by an old rickshaw driverBut the novel just meanders along much like our protagonist never achieving anything never stepping out of its comfort zoneThis was a disappointing read but I will stick with Davies because she s going to produce something great one day

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To wonder whether his purpose lies in this new relationship But religious tensions are brewing and the mission house may not be the safe haven it seems The Mission House boldly and imaginatively explores post colonial ideas in a world fractured between faith and non belief young and old imperial past and nationalistic present Tenderly subversive and meticulously crafted it is a deeply human story of the wonders and terrors of connection in a modern world.. I was outside my comfort zone with this I suspected I would be as I had not enjoyed Davies s first novel But many of my Ersatz friends did as well as many other reviewers I follow so I tried again But I found it too watered down too harmless too nice

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • The Mission House
  • Carys Davies
  • en
  • 10 January 2019
  • 9781982144838

About the Author: Carys Davies

Carys Daviess debut novel West was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize runner up for the McKitterick Prize and winner of the Wales Book of the Year for Fiction Her second novel The Mission House was first published in the UK in The Mission PDF or where it was The Sunday Times Novel of the Year She is also the author of two collections of short stories Some New Ambush and The Redemption of Galen.



10 thoughts on “The Mission House

  1. says:

    Sunday Times Best Novel of 2020 What was it exactly that he liked so much Was it because it had an aura of home or because it felt completely strange and new The fact was home by itself depressed him Home made him ill Home since leaving the library had become intolerable In the last few weeks here in the hills he’d come to enjoy the hecti

  2. says:

    Simply stunning

  3. says:

    Carys Davies has a brilliant book in her You can feel it But this her second novel is another disappointmentThe writing is beautiful just as it was in West But the story doesn't hold the attention at all In fact I've just finished and still can't really say what it was about or what the point of it wasIt opens with intrigue as an Englishman arrives in the Indian Hill town of Ooty a heavenly place steeped in British co

  4. says:

    ABSOLUTE P❤️E❤️R❤️F❤️E❤️C❤️T❤️I❤️O❤️N Carys Davies I will make it my mission to read everything you pen thank you from the bottom of my ❤️

  5. says:

    A hypnotic read with a timeless feel It’s set only a few years ago but it feels much earlier Hilary Byrd is an

  6. says:

    This was a fascinating read A thoroughly original story with so much to it The Indian highland setting the middle aged Bri

  7. says:

    I was outside my comfort zone with this I suspected I would be as I had not enjoyed Davies's first novel But many of my Ersatz friends did as well as many other reviewers I follow so I tried again But I found it too watered down too harmless too nice

  8. says:

    The following reviews have been shared by Text Publishing publisher of The Mission House ‘A novel about the pitfalls of human connection in contemporary IndiaAn interesting take on a familiar tropeThe Mission House truthfully reveals that the new realities of India will increasingly have their revenge on these tired old

  9. says:

    There's a line in this book 'So much passion simmering under the surface of things' which perfectly captures its essence It's true that the story is simple this is not an epic novel yet Davies is incredibly adept at creating complex believable characters and establishing a fraught political and religious background in the setting of modern India using just a few brushstrokes For me a lot of the depth of the no

  10. says:

    In the opening pages you are transported to India It is like you are sat on Byrd's shoulder as he is walking to

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