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

I’d forgotten what a wonderful book!

I read Staying On years ago, I think it may have won the booker prize. I had read the Raj quartet and really enjoyed it and at that the time was a little disappointed with this post script. After the range and drama of the Quartet its quiet humanity Seemed a bit of a letdown.However I’m really pleased I bought the audiobook, a really good moving story with great characters, well read, a really worthwhile listen. Thoroughly recommended.
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- Aroura Boriales

Book Details

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