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The strangler vine

Carter, M. J.2014
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India. 1837. William Avery, a fresh young officer in the East India Company, arrives in Calcutta expecting to be seduced by its ancient traditions. Nine months later he hasn't learnt a word of Hindoostani, is in terrible debt, and longs to return home before the cholera epidemic finishes him off. A few months earlier, so rumour has it, the infamous and disgraced poet Xavier Mountstuart leaves Calcutta in order to track down the last of the remaining Thugs, a sinister secret fraternity notorious for strangling thousands of travellers. But after reaching the kingdom of Jubbulpore, Mountstuart mysteriously disappears.
Main title:
The strangler vine / Miranda Carter.
Imprint:
London : Fig Tree, 2014.
Collation:
352 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN:
9780241966556 (pbk)
Language:
English
BRN:
3628374
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