Author(s): Paul Scott
Tusker and Lily Smalley stayed on in India. Given the chance to return'home' when Tusker, once a Colonel in the British Army, retired, theychose instead to remain in the small hill town of Pangkot. with itseccentric inhabitants and archaic rituals left over from the days of theEmpire. Only the tyranny of their landlady, the imposing MrsBhoolabhoy, threatens to upset the quiet rhythm of their days.Both funny and deeply moving. Staying On is a unique, engrossingportrait of the end of an empire and of a forty-year love affair.