F is for Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

At times, a book can lead you to another book. When I read Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger, I came to know that the book was influenced by Waters' reading of Josephine Tey's The Franchise Affair. Since I wanted some questions answered as regards The Little Stranger, I downloaded Tey's book.About to close his office, the lawyer Robert … Continue reading F is for Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Journey of the Self: Aatish Taseer’s Stranger to History

"I had sought out my father because I couldn't live with the darkness of not knowing him."Absent fathers make for haunting presence. Think of Hamlet, Ghosts, and The Glass Menagerie.Aatish Taseer's first book: Stranger to History: A Son's Journey through Islamic Lands is a young man's search for his father who like the father in … Continue reading Journey of the Self: Aatish Taseer’s Stranger to History