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Two lives

Author: Vikram Seth
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shanti Behari Seth, brought up in India, was sent by his family in the 1930s to Berlin--though he could not speak a word of German--to study medicine and dentistry. Helga Gerda Caro, known to everyone as "Henny" was also born in 1908, in Berlin, to a Jewish family--cultured, patriotic, and intensely German. When the family decided to take Shanti as a lodger, Henny's first reaction was, "Don't take the black man!"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Vikram Seth; Vikram Seth; Vikram Seth; Vikram Seth
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vikram Seth
ISBN: 0316727741 9780316727747 0316727768 9780316727761
OCLC Number: 62231085
Description: 503 pages : [16] leaves of plates ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Vikram Seth.

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Tells the tale of Vikram Seth's uncle and aunt. This is a book about history, encompassing many of the most significant themes and events in the 20th century, whose currents are reflected in the  Read more...

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This is an accomplished and profoundly moving work DAILY TELEGRAPH Written as an act of love and duty it is a testament to his modesty and familial affection. SUNDAT TIMES A fascinating and honest Read more...

 
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