The Hill Station (英語) ペーパーバック – 1993
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A classic novel by a Booker Prize-winning authorTo the cool of the Simla hills comes a reluctant Dr McNab, with his wife and young niece. For Emily, romance is in the air. For the mysterious Mrs Forester, there is scandal brewing. And for the Bishop of Simla, rainclouds are not the only storms on the horizon.The Hill Station is the novel on which J.G. Farrell was working at the time of his tragically early accidental death. It demonstrates powerfully what a great loss to world literature this was.
J.G. Farrell was born in Liverpool in 1935 and spent a good deal of his life abroad, including periods in France and North America, and then settled in London where he wrote most of his novels.Among his novels, TROUBLES won the Faber Memorial Prize in 1970 and the Lost Man Booker prize in 2010 and THE SIEGE OF KRISHNAPUR won the Booker Prize in 1973.In April 1979 he went to live in County Cork where only four months later he was drowned in a fishing accident.
I thought his 'Siege of Krishnapur' was superb and also his 'Singapore Grip'. Soon I will read 'Troubles' and have been told the book is not an action story, but concerns inter-personal relationships, that is the sort of book that interests me.
Farrell died when he had only half-written 'The Hill Station' and for me, and I am sure other readers, it was hugely disappointing to discover the book was an incomplete story.
The two reviews of his works by well-known authors were small compensation as was his diary of his time in India researching 'The Siege....'
L. E. Pembroke