Lately I’ve been reading a lot about India. It started with Basil LubbocK’s “The Opium Clippers’ generated by my interest in all things maritime. Reading this book led at a tangent to the opium wars and then to India.
Just finished Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy which was quite entertaining then started Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet and by God can Scott write !? He leaves Ghosh and quite a few others (including E M Forster for dead) he left school at 14 and did not matriculate. Both Ghosh and Forster were graduates indeed Ghosh is an Oxford D Phil and FRSL.
Just goes to show. You’ve either got it or you ain’t.