Miss Timmins' School for Girls: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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A murder at a British boarding school in the hills of western India launches a young teacher on the journey of a lifetime

In 1974, three weeks before her twenty-first birthday, Charulata Apte arrives at Miss Timmins' School for Girls in Panchgani. Shy, sheltered, and running from a scandal that disgraced her Brahmin family, Charu finds herself teaching Shakespeare to rich Indian girls in a boarding school still run like an outpost of the British Empire. In this small, foreign ...

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Miss Timmins' School for Girls: A Novel

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Overview

A murder at a British boarding school in the hills of western India launches a young teacher on the journey of a lifetime

In 1974, three weeks before her twenty-first birthday, Charulata Apte arrives at Miss Timmins' School for Girls in Panchgani. Shy, sheltered, and running from a scandal that disgraced her Brahmin family, Charu finds herself teaching Shakespeare to rich Indian girls in a boarding school still run like an outpost of the British Empire. In this small, foreign universe, Charu is drawn to the charismatic teacher Moira Prince, who introduces her to pot-smoking hippies, rock ‘n' roll, and freedoms she never knew existed.

Then one monsoon night, a body is found at the bottom of a cliff, and the ordered worlds of school and town are thrown into chaos. When Charu is implicated in the murder—a case three intrepid schoolgirls take it upon themselves to solve—Charu's real education begins. A love story and a murder mystery, Miss Timmins' School for Girls is, ultimately, a coming-of-age tale set against the turbulence of the 1970s as it played out in one small corner of India.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062092243
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/21/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 286,411
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    Worried about format

    There is scrambled words in blurb also soneone wrote this was a triology mising books or is this a serial with two more to grow? Mom

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    This was one of the best trilogies I have read! It takes you thr

    This was one of the best trilogies I have read! It takes you through their whole lives, gives you closure at the end. I wiould recommend this to anyone, you laugh, cry, feel their triumphs and tragedies throughout all three books! Wonderfully written!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    not as great

    i thought these would be a great murder-mystery..nope not at all...easy read and interesting to learn a little bit about boarding school life. overall not recommending it others sorry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2011

    Recommended

    Very enjoyable book--a good mix of suspense, compassion, passion, and turmoil.

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