Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Miriam Margolyes's six best books

Miriam Margolyes played Professor Pomona Sprout in a couple of the Harry Potter movies.

One of her six best books, as told to the Daily Express:
Sea of Poppies
by Amitav Ghosh

My partner recommended this story of a 19th-century voyage across the Indian Ocean with storm-tossed people working out their destinies against a background of colonial struggle.

Bursting with vivid characters, adventure and a fire-cracking use of words it’s part one of a trilogy.
Read about the other books on the list.

Sea of Poppies appears on Janice Y. K. Lee's list of five best novels set in the British-colonial East.

--Marshal Zeringue