At the End of the Century by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Anyone who has enjoyed watching Howards End, The Remains of the Day or A Room with a View may not know that it was Ruth Prawer Jhabvala wrote the screenplays for the films and won awards and was nominated for many others. In 1975 she won the Booker Prize for Heat and Dust a book a read some years later and still love to this day. In 1998 she was awarded the CBE. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala died in 2013. She also wrote some of the most incredible novels that will stand the test of time. A literary genius. A master storyteller.
Released today 9th November in a collection of seventeen of her short stories published by Little,Brown.
I have loved short stories for many years and when I was offered the chance to review At the End of the Century ahead of publication this was an offer I could not refuse. As soon as the book arrived I sat with the book for an entire evening and was lost in the writing of a writer I can only admire. A shining light and a genius with the written word.
Throughout this wonderful collection of stories, you will find everything that life is all contained within 448 wondrous pages’ stories from India, Europe and America. There real sensitivity in the storytelling with humour and wit added throughout. There is a real passion in Ruth’s writing which I have not seen in many years. Anyone who aspires to want to write should read some of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s past novels and draw inspiration.
1975 Booker Prize Winning Heat & Dust
At the End of the Century is subtle yet she seemed to have her finger on the pulse on various cultures. There is an introduction from her friend Anita Desai. All these stories are collected from her previous collections and now some of the best are here in one quite stunning book to enjoy and to cherish for many years to come.
This is a book that will remain on my bedside cabinet for a long time and there will be nights when I will again lose myself in the fabulous writing of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. A joy and one book I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Thank you to for Amelia Reid the advanced review copy of At the End of the Century by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
At the End of the Century by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is published by Little Brown and was published on 9th November 2017 and is available through Waterstones, Amazon and all good bookshops.