Staying On

  • by Paul Scott
  • Narrated by Paul Shelley
  • 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tusker and Lily Smalley stayed on in India. Given the chance to return ‘home’ when Tusker, once a Colonel in the British Army, retired, they chose instead to remain in the small hill town of Pankot, with its eccentric inhabitants and archaic rituals left over from the days of the Empire. Only the tyranny of their imposing landlady threatens to upset the quiet rhythm of their days. Both funny and deeply moving, 'Staying On' is a unique, engrossing portrait of the end of an empire and of a forty-year love affair.


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Clever and touching

Staying On is a wonderful book, clever and touching, only marred by a few of the non-British characters rendered as caricatures. Shelley is a very good reader; Scott's Lucy and Tusker get another layer of depth from his characterisations of them. I recommend it enthusiastically.
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- Nakul


One of the best descriptions of a marriage I have ever read. Also the lives of the servants and their relationship with their masters was riveting.
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- gro bennett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-04-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios