The first volume in Paul Scott’s historical tour-de-force opens in 1942 as the British fear both Japanese invasion and Indian demands for self-rule. In the Mayapore gardens, Daphne Manners, daughter of the provincial governor, leaves her Indian lover, who will soon be arrested for her alleged rape.
Paul Scott was born in London in 1920. He served in the British army from 1940 to 1946, mainly in India and Malaya. He is the author of 13 distinguished novels, including his famous The Raj Quartet. In 1977, Staying On won… More about Paul Scott