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Name of the Book: Conspiracy of Aunts
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Total Pages: 253
Author: Anjana Basu
About the Author:
Born in Allahabad, schooled for a time in the UK, Anjana Basu has published seven novels and two books of poetry. The BBC has broadcast one of her short stories. In 2004, she was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in Scotland where she worked on her second novel, Black Tongue published. She began writing for children in 2010 with Chinku and the Wolfboy, the Jim Corbett series for TERI—In the Shadow of the Leaves, Leopard in the Laboratory and Eighteen Tides and a Tiger. Her byline has appeared in Vogue India, Conde Nast Traveller, The Hindu, Outlook and Outlook Traveller.
This book is a ladies party, it has emotions, humor and lot of fun. Every relationship is different and how are they handled or understood is an individual perspective. Conspiracy of Aunts, in one such book that will take you deep int relationship. It’s a tale of aunts and nieces. Based in high class society where there is lot of show off, parties, chiffons, cocktails and even surprise trips abroad. Character building is good like Bubbes Masi and Ghari Dadu leave a print on readers mind. The language of the book is very rich and knitting of the story is good, however the pace is a little slow. The main plots comes into front after quite a delay. Although the relationship of aunts and their niece has given lot of space to flourish, however the lead couple doesn’t get that much of scope. There story takes a backseat. How did they meet and how did they go separate ways, the sweet nothings of a couple’s life are missing.
Other male characters also just get a mention here and there, that’s why I called it a all ladies party.
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Whether the Aunts are able to reunite Shunu and Shreya or not, the mystery will be clear for you too.
I would rate this book 3/ 5
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