Miss Timmins' School for Girls: A Novel

By: Nayana Currimbhoy

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A murder at a British boarding school in the hills of western India launches a young teacher on the journey of a lifetime

In 1974, three weeks before her twenty-first birthday, Charulata Apte arrives at Miss Timmins' School for Girls in Panchgani. Shy, sheltered, and running from a scandal that disgraced her Brahmin family, Charu finds herself teaching Shakespeare to rich Indian girls in a boarding school still run like an outpost of the British Empire. In this small, foreign universe, Charu is drawn to the charismatic teacher Moira Prince, who introduces her to pot-smoking hippies, rock 'n' roll, and freedoms she never knew existed.

Then one monsoon night, a body is found at the bottom of a cliff, and the ordered worlds of school and town are thrown into chaos. When Charu is implicated in the murder--a case three intrepid schoolgirls take it upon themselves to solve--Charu's real education begins. A love story and a murder mystery, Miss Timmins' School for Girls is, ultimately, a coming-of-age tale set against the turbulence of the 1970s as it played out in one small corner of India.

Title: Miss Timmins' School for Girls: A Novel

Author Name: Nayana Currimbhoy

Categories: General Fiction,

Publisher: Harper Perennial: June 2011

ISBN Number: 0061997749

ISBN Number 13: 9780061997747

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 592687

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