To the cool of the Simla Hills comes a reluctant Dr McNab, with his wife and young neice. For Emily romance is in the air. For the mysterious Mrs Forester there is scandal brewing. And for the Bishop of Simla, raincloude are not the only storms on the horizon. This is the novel on which the author was working at the time of his tragically early death in 1979 *
J.G. Farrell was born in Liverpool in 1935 and spent a good deal of life abroad, including periods in France and North America, and then settled in London where he wrote most of his novels. THE SIEGE OF KRISHNAPUR won the Booker Prize in 1973. In April 1979 he went to live in County Cork where only four months later he was drowned in a fishing accident.