Books: Comic Coda to a Song of India

STAYING ON

by PAUL SCOTT

216 pages. Morrow. $8.95.

With the publication of A Division of the Spoils in 1975, English Author Paul Scott completed The Raj Quartet —a four-novel, 2,000-page saga set in India during the sunset of British rule. To the regret of Scott's many devotees, that seemed to be that: the last of the white sahibs and memsahibs taking their bows in a long, engrossing valedictory. Not quite. Staying On offers another look at a locale familiar to readers of The Raj Quartet. This new novel is less a sequel than...

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