Absolute Hush

Absolute Hush

by Sara Banerji


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First published in 1991, Absolute Hush is set during the Second World War when the human race stands at the crossroads: self-destruction or a glorious evolutionary step to higher consciousness.

In the grand and moated Plague House, served since the start of the war only by the spiteful charlady, Mrs Lovage, live beautiful Elizabeth and her thirteen-year-old twins -plump pyromaniac George and Sissy, always struggling with her mother for her brother's love. Into this strange household comes Lump - otherwise known as Hush - intent on saving the world. But initial confidence wavers as stress, conflict, fire and death are encountered in an inspired and memorable finale.

From the author of Cobweb Walking, The Wedding of Jayanthi Mandel, The Tea-Planter's Daughter and Shining Agnes comes a wonderfully mythic and vibrant novel of the imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781448208357
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/20/2012
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

The daughter of a novelist, Sara Banerji spent part of her childhood in the African bush. She married an Oxford undergraduate from India and they spent the first seventeen years of their married life in the South Indian Hills tea planting and bringing up three daughters. During that time Sara rode as a jockey on the flat and held exhibitions of her paintings in Madras and Delhi.

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