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Trying to Grow by Firdaus Kanga (Paperback, 1991)

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Trying to Grow by Firdaus Kanga

Between the glitter of Bombay's Colaba Causeway and the teeming seafront of Apollo Bunder stands Causeway Court, built in the Raj, and home for Brit Kotwal.

It was his sister Dolly's idea to call him Brit, short for brittle, because of his bones. Sometimes it was fun being different. None of the other kids drank powdered pearls in their milk, or had almond oil rubbed into their legs until the skin gleamed like Bangalore silk.

It is not such fun when you reach eighteen and you're still the size of an eight  year old, and Brit starts to try his own way of growing, as all who turn the pages of this irrepressible first novel will discover.


Format: Paperback | 256 pages

Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 1.5 | 194g

Publication Date: 12 Jul 1991

Publisher: Pan Books Ltd.

Imprint: Picador

Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

Language: English

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 0330317768

ISBN13: 9780330317764


Condition: Good

A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Some minor, but obvious, damage to the cover including scuff marks and creasing, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing but no tearing. The first and last 3 pages in the book have small patches of discolouring on them, the worst of which is on the first and last pages. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text and no writing in margins. No missing pages. A scruffy and worn, but still clean, solid and readable copy.