PRE-ISBN From the front-inside wrapper: “To mark the Third centenary of the Book of Common Prayer, Dewi Morgan has written a popular account of the Prayer Book.
He describes the contents and forces which have made it what it is, and gives a lively account of its vicissitudes during the 300 years of its life both in England and overseas where it now has daughter books.” From the back-inside wrapper: "The drawing on the front by Ernest Shepard, "Hearing of the mayds read in the Bible" is taken from "Everybody's Pepys. with his kind permission & through the courtesy of Messrs. G. Bell & Sons Ltd."
Focussed on their careers, Sally Lancing, the daughter of a Pakistani immigrant and English mother, and John Sommers, the much-loved son of adoptive parents, are equally committed to a child-free future. Then a surprise pregnancy – and doubts about the paternity – hurls them both into new, but separate, lives. Devastated by the loss of her job, her partner, and her home, Sally and her baby son embark on a journey to Pakistan to meet her father’s distant family. Once there, Sally’s eyes are opened to a world that challenges her deepest beliefs. Meanwhile, John hides his vulnerability behind increasing success as a restaurateur. But the baby has rattled skeletons, and, unable to avoid his past, he too embarks on a journey – to find his birth parents. As their horizons broaden and their views are challenged, the child, Sammy, is an innocent but enduring link. Thicker Than Soup is a story of love, loss and discovery that explores the concepts of morality and independence as Sally and John attempt to build separate futures.
Until, that is, providence stirs life’s mixing bowl once more, and Sammy is again the crucial ingredient. Thicker Than Soup is a moving tale of relationships set against a backdrop of both Thatcher’s Britain and a beautifully evoked Pakistan. Inspired by The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd, the novel explores the serious issues of cultural integration and diversity as well as adoption, and also, the devastating shock of HIV.
O mundo anda faminto de qualquer coisa que não sabe o que é.
Mãos estendidas, estômagos vazios, gente que morre à espera. "Há Sempre Tempo Para Mais Nada" é uma história de perda colectiva e individual, pombos e pilotos suicidas, mosquitos assassinos, macacos raivosos, e rostos sem corpo. A extinção pessoal de um viúvo, embalado numa dança de miséria irresistível que faz da distância um pormenor. Uma viagem de Lisboa a Varanasi, na Índia, terra de morte definitiva num tempo em que nem todas o são, onde o viúvo espera consumar, afundada no rio Ganges, a mais triste das despedidas.