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BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 21st APRIL 2017

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Sonal Mansingh:  A Life Like No Other By -  Sujata Prasad
 ------------------------ About the Book ------------------------- Sonal Mansingh has lived a charmed life, her passion for dance rivalled only by her passion for life. This book attempts to understand the woman and the artist behind the celebrated persona. What emerges is a portrait of a beautiful, sensuous woman who was perhaps years ahead of her time, whose life has been as tempestuous as it has been path-breaking, as fascinating as it has been heartbreaking. Sonal Mansingh is widely adored, not just as a classical dancer with a legacy that spans three dance forms—Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Chhau—but also as an exemplary choreographer, teacher, composer, scholar with immense knowledge of the classical arts, and above all, a true friend. As a result, this book is as much about the contemporary history of India’s classical arts as it is a deeply personal biography. ------------------------ About the Author ----------------------- Suja…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 14TH APRIL, 2017

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All By Myself, Alone By - Mary Higgins Clark 
 -------------------------- About the Book ------------------------------ A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly in this thrilling novel from the ‘Queen of Suspense’ and international bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark. Fleeing the humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewellery expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship, the Queen Charlotte. On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood – the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to a museum after the cruise. But three days out to sea she is found dead – and the necklace is missing. And the list of suspects is large and growing. Celia, with the help of her new friends Willy and Alvirah Meehan, who are celebrating their forty-fifth wedding anniversary, sets out to find the killer, not realizing that she has put herself in mortal dan…