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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 The Pagoda Tree
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'Maya dances like no other. She becomes the dance . . . Her dance can steal a man's soul.

'Tanjore, 1765. Maya plays among the towering granite temples of this ancient city in the heart of southern India. Like her mother before her, she is destined to become a devadasi, a dancer for the temple. She is instructed in dance, the mystical arts and lovemaking. It is expected she will be chosen as a courtesan for the prince himself.

'But as Maya comes of age, India is on the cusp of change and British dominance has risen to new heights. The prince is losing his power and the city is sliding into war. Maya is forced to flee her ancestral home, and heads to the bustling port city of Madras, where East and West collide.

'Maya captivates all who watch her dance. Thomas Pearce, an ambitious young Englishman who has travelled to India to make his fortune, is entranced from the moment he first sees her. But their love is forbidden, and comes at enormous cost.

'Weaving together the uneasy meeting of two cultures, The Pagoda Tree is a captivating story of love, loss and fate.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2013 .
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      Extent: 384p.
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      • Published 26 June 2013
      ISBN: 9780670077335
    • London,
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      England,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Unbound ,
      2017 .
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      Extent: 416p.
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      • Published June 8, 2017
      ISBN: 9781783523726

Works about this Work

Review : The Pagoda Tree Rosamund Burton , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2013; (p. 32)

— Review of The Pagoda Tree Claire Scobie , 2013 single work novel
When Cultures Collide Alison Broinowski , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 August 2013; (p. 19)

— Review of The Pagoda Tree Claire Scobie , 2013 single work novel
Elaborate Tale of India Woven with the Intricacy of a Tapestry Candida Baker , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 August 2013; (p. 30-31) The Age , 17 August 2013; (p. 30)

— Review of The Pagoda Tree Claire Scobie , 2013 single work novel
Dancer's Destiny Disrupted by War Linda Morris , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 7 July 2013; (p. 12)

— Review of The Pagoda Tree Claire Scobie , 2013 single work novel
The Goddess Within Claire Scobie , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 June 2013; (p. 9) Sunday Life , 30 June 2013; (p. 15)
Dancer's Destiny Disrupted by War Linda Morris , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 7 July 2013; (p. 12)

— Review of The Pagoda Tree Claire Scobie , 2013 single work novel
Elaborate Tale of India Woven with the Intricacy of a Tapestry Candida Baker , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 August 2013; (p. 30-31) The Age , 17 August 2013; (p. 30)

— Review of The Pagoda Tree Claire Scobie , 2013 single work novel
When Cultures Collide Alison Broinowski , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 August 2013; (p. 19)

— Review of The Pagoda Tree Claire Scobie , 2013 single work novel
Review : The Pagoda Tree Rosamund Burton , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2013; (p. 32)

— Review of The Pagoda Tree Claire Scobie , 2013 single work novel
The Goddess Within Claire Scobie , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 June 2013; (p. 9) Sunday Life , 30 June 2013; (p. 15)
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