Cawnpore

Cawnpore Distraught by tumultuous events in Borneo and separated from his lover John Williamson comes to India to make his way with the East India Company in the frontier city of Cawnpore Here he struggles t

  • Title: Cawnpore
  • Author: Tom Williams
  • ISBN: 9781783756032
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Paperback
  • Distraught by tumultuous events in Borneo and separated from his lover, John Williamson comes to India to make his way with the East India Company in the frontier city of Cawnpore Here, he struggles to fit in a gay man in a straight society a farm labourer s son in a world of gentleman s clubs and dinner parties Yet he finds himself falling in love with the country, anDistraught by tumultuous events in Borneo and separated from his lover, John Williamson comes to India to make his way with the East India Company in the frontier city of Cawnpore Here, he struggles to fit in a gay man in a straight society a farm labourer s son in a world of gentleman s clubs and dinner parties Yet he finds himself falling in love with the country, and in particular with a young nobleman in the court of a local lord, and begins to think he can make a good life for himself there But whispers of mutiny and insurrection abound in the local populace, and when the country is plunged into war, Williamson must choose whose side he is really on.Set against the bloody backdrop of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Williamson s adventures chronicle events which shocked the world and shaped the future of the Indian nation.

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    1. 4.5 stars out of 5There is this category of books called "gay fiction" or perhaps "GLBT fiction", the designation of which seems to imply that only GLBT people will want to read the books. As an author of a lesbian historical novel, I know this because potential readers of my book have said so. "I'm not a lesbian, so I won't be reading a lesbian novel." I know I am whistling in the dark, but i always answer, "Why not? Gay people read straight books." Yes, there are books that aare clearly meant [...]

    2. ‘Cawnpore’ is the second novel by Tom Williams about John Williamson, and follows on from his hero’s adventures in ‘The White Rajah’. In that novel John Williamson gives an account of his life and adventures with James Brooke of Sarawak. Sarawak, in the 19thC, was part of Borneo, now it is the largest state in Malaysia, with a coastline on the South China Sea. It was a wild and exotic place for a young Englishman to start his career and the adventures he had make a good plot line for [...]

    3. I bought this book immediately as soon as I'd read the stand-alone sequel, Back Home. In Cawnpore, India, John Williamson is employed as a Deputy Collector in the British governed town during the middle of the 19th century. Not always comfortable in the role of a conqueror in a foreign country, he seeks his own amusement, and forms relationships outside the British community.This is the story of the Indian Mutiny of 1857, and the build up and aftermath. I knew next to nothing about this, and fou [...]

    4. Having read Tom Williams' novel 'The White Rajah', I was looking forward to reading 'Cawnpore', and it didn't disappoint. Although there are minor references to the earlier novel, you don't have to read one before the other - 'Cawnpore' is a compelling story in its own right. The author explains in an Editor's Note that most of the events set out in the book are based on historical writings from the time. The facts are that the siege at Cawnpore took place in India in 1857, when India was under [...]

    5. I received a free copy of this book through first reads.Coming to a sequel before the original is never ideal and I'll definitely be looking to read the White Rajah as well. However Cawnpore stands relatively well on its own and not reading the previous book didn't hinder my enjoyment.Cawnpore is an ambitious work centered around a fascinating period of world history which is compelling and well researched and can be compared to works like The Impressionist which also deals with issues surround [...]

    6. Very good historical novelThe reason for the revolt was shown correctly. It showed how so many natives where treated with out understanding the cultures. The British my have lead the way in the nineteenth century. But it had gone on for years. Having read Tom Williams books out of order I look forward to reading the first.

    7. Evocative and haunting. I couldn't put this book down. Not only is it a solid account of the tragic events at Cawnpore, it's a rattling good adventure and a gentle, understated love story. It's one I'll return to.

    8. self-published book, story was fictionalized but based on a historical event. technically written well but based on the implausible premise of British operating in the guise of an Indian native during this rebellion. oh yahwith an M-M relationship that felt peripheral.

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