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Polite Society

Polite Society

‘Is it possible to marry a book? Because Polite Society is so funny, smart, sophisticated, and captivating, you just want to spend your whole life with it. It was love at first sight from the very first page’ Kevin Kwan, author of CRAZY RICH ASIANS


Ania is the beautiful, clever and very slightly bored scion of a rich Indian family whose machinations soon lead her down the primrose path of match-making – first for her aunt (‘There was one in most of the grand houses in Delhi, usually beached somewhere on the upper floors.’) and then for her friend Dimple.


Set against the background of ‘polite’ Delhi society, it is rich with stiletto-sharp observation, is a delightful social comedy, and yet is poignant, too.


‘Witty, smart, compelling’ Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire


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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 20th August 2019

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781472267207

Reviews

Witty, smart, compelling

Kamila Shamsie

A bitingly funny version of Austen's Emma. . . . Could have been titled Crazy Rich Indians

South China Morning Post

A deep and utter treat: a sly, witty Delhi reinvention of Emma. Rao writes like Vikram Seth's naughty younger brother and I want to have cocktails and gossip with him at once

Patrick Gale

The only way to write an Austentatious novel

Financial Times