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Two Lives

(2005)
A non fiction book by

 
 
"Two Lives" tells the remarkable story of Seth's great uncle and aunt. His great uncle Shanti left India for medical school in Berlin in the 1930s and lodged with a German Jewish family. In the household was a daughter, Henny, who urged her mother 'not to take the blackie'. But a friendship developed and each managed to leave Germany and found their way to Britain as the Nazis rose to power. Shanti joined the army and lost his right arm at the battle of Monte Cassino, while Henny (whose family were to die in the camps) made a life for herself in her adopted country. After the war they married and lived the migr life in north London where Shanti, despite the loss of his arm, became a much-loved dentist. During his own adolescence in England, Vikram Seth lived with Shanti and Henny and came to know and love them deeply. His is the third life in this story of "Two Lives". This is also a book about history, encompassing as it does many of the most significant themes and events in the 20th century, whose currents are reflected in the lives of Shanti, Henny and their family: from the Raj and the Indian freedom movement to the Third Reich, the Holocaust and British postwar society.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"I cannot remember ever being quite so moved by a memoir ... his achievement has exceeded all possible expectations." - Simon Winchester


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December 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Two Lives
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ISBN: 0-316-73125-0 / 978-0-316-73125-6 (USA edition)
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September 2005 : USA Hardback
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2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Two Lives
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Two Lives
Author(s): VIKRAM SETH
ISBN: 0-14-342025-9 / 978-0-14-342025-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Two Lives
Author(s): Vikram Seth
ISBN: 0-349-11798-5 / 978-0-349-11798-0 (UK edition)
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Two Lives
Author(s): Vikram Seth
ISBN: 0-14-310408-X / 978-0-14-310408-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books India
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September 2006 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Two Lives
Author(s): Vikram Seth
ISBN: 1-55278-612-9 / 978-1-55278-612-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Co
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July 2006 : UK Paperback

Title: Two Lives
Author(s): Vikram Seth
ISBN: 0-356-24449-0 / 978-0-356-24449-5 (UK edition)
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June 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Two Lives: A Memoir
Author(s): Vikram Seth
ISBN: 0-06-059967-7 / 978-0-06-059967-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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1872 : USA Paperback
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Title: Two Lives
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ISBN: 0-316-72776-8 / 978-0-7394-6955-2 (USA edition)
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February 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Two Lives
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February 2006 : Australia Audio edition
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February 2006 : UK Audio edition
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November 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Two Lives
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ISBN: 0-06-087894-0 / 978-0-06-087894-8 (USA edition)
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September 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Two Lives
Author(s): Vikram Seth
ISBN: 1-4055-0091-3 / 978-1-4055-0091-3 (UK edition)
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September 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Two Lives
Author(s): Vikram Seth
ISBN: 1-4055-0090-5 / 978-1-4055-0090-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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