Her first work of fiction, this journey around the writer's father and grandfather is set largely in Mauritius and concerns childhood, madness, fears of miscegenation - and a pig. By the author of "The Emperor's Last Island" and "Daisy Bates in the Desert".
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“As a book about the partiality of family history and the peculiar spells of memory, The Book of Colour could hardly be bettered.” -- Observer
“Wandering through dreams and nightmares from Praslin Islands to Mauritius and finally to England, the author unfolds the troubled lives of her forebears, cursed by racial prejudice, sexual inhibition and recurrent mental illness. This is a powerfully and carefully written expurgation of personal feelings, drawing the reader into a landscape like that of a Dali painting.” -- Scotland on Sunday
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Julia Blackburn’s most recent book, The Leper’s Companions, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, as was The Book of Colour.
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