Vintage Books

  • Modern fictionRushdie's sensual novel, spanning East and West, history and fable, counterpointing Mughal India and Renaissance Florence and finding uncanny similarities. Controversially omitted from this year's Man Booker shortlist, but sure to be a paperback bestseller nonetheless. 'For Rushdie, as for the artists he writes about, the pen is a magician's wand. There is more magic than realism... but it is I think one of his best. If The Enchantress Of Florence doesn't win this year's Man Booker I'll curry my proof copy and eat it' The reviewer from the Financial Times may now be suffering from indigestion.....

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