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Out of India

(1997)
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'I am truly a child of both countries and both cultures.' Born to an Indian father and an English mother, Jamila Gavin's childhood was divided between two worlds. Her earliest memories are of India, where she lived in a crumbling palace built for a prince, and learned to steal sugar cane and suck mangoes. But she would spend much of her childhood in England, where she picked blackberries, got chilblains, and learned to recognise doodlebug bombs. And between the two there were unforgettable journeys, by bullock carts and tongas, crowded trains and romantic P&O liners. A touching and very personal recollection, with a backdrop of world-shaking events, from the Blitz of World War II to the struggle for Indian independence and the assassination of Gandhi. Illustrated with the author's own delightful photographs.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 1997 : UK Hardback
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Title: OUT OF INDIA
Author(s): Jamila Gavin
ISBN: 1-85793-963-8 / 978-1-85793-963-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chrysalis Children's Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : UK Paperback

Title: Out Of India
Author(s): Jamila Gavin
ISBN: 0-340-93094-2 / 978-0-340-93094-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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September 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Out Of India: An Anglo-Indian Childhood
Author(s): Jamila Gavin
ISBN: 0-340-85462-6 / 978-0-340-85462-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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January 1999 : UK Paperback

Title: OUT OF INDIA
Author(s): Jamila Gavin
ISBN: 1-86205-177-1 / 978-1-86205-177-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pavilion Books
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