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  • A bold and delightful novel, executed with energy and flair... Leela's Book is as much a meditation on tensions between brothers and sisters, or between parents and their children, as it is a rumination on the nature of storytelling. For a novel so thick in plot, and so lush with details of Indian life, it reads effortlessly. The result is magnificent

    Angel Gurria-Quintana, Financial Times
  • Leela's Book is a stimulating novel in which Albinia skilfully manages an intricate plot and an enormous, diverse cast of characters. Her immense historical acumen and sophisticated sense of culture have enabled her to craft a powerful tale

    Guardian
  • This is steeped in the tradition of the Indian epic, yet modern and vastly entertaining

    Kate Saunders, The Times
  • Bold, playful, smart and lively

    Time Out
  • An epic, polyphonic juggernaut of a novel. Ambitious, skilfully plotted, and full of wonderful surprises. I was hooked from the very first page

    Tahmima Anam, author of A Golden Age

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