The Flower Boy



❮Reading❯ ➺ The Flower Boy Author Karen Roberts – E17streets4all.co.uk The Buckwater family live side by side with their Ceylonese staff in a house nestled in the lush hillside tea estates of s Ceylon Premawathi is their cook and housekeeper She has two beautiful daughte The Buckwater family live side by side with their Ceylonese staff in a house nestled in the lush hillside tea estates of s Ceylon Premawathi is their cook and housekeeper She has two beautiful daughters and a son, Chandi, who even at four years old is bright, inventive and mischievous than his young harried mother can sometimes cope with As the novel opens Elsie Buckwater, an embittered woman, is giving birth to her third baby Chandi is enchanted by the idea of making an English friend and he christens her Rose Lizzie after the flowers The Flower Kindle - he loves But the discontented Elsie imposes a stifling and unhappy atmosphere on the household and forbids Chandi to go near her baby daughter, whom she herself largely ignores Eventually however she packs her bags and returns to England Without her, life at the bungalow flourishes.The Flower Boy

Born in Sri Lanka, Karen Roberts worked in advertising in her home country and the United Arab Emirates before her first novel, The Flower Boy, was published in by Phoenix She moved to California in the early twenty first century, where she lived with her husband and son, both named Michael, until her death in February .

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader and a son, Chandi, who even at four years old is bright, inventive and mischievous than his young harried mother can sometimes cope with As the novel opens Elsie Buckwater, an embittered woman, is giving birth to her third baby Chandi is enchanted by the idea of making an English friend and he christens her Rose Lizzie after the flowers The Flower Kindle - he loves But the discontented Elsie imposes a stifling and unhappy atmosphere on the household and forbids Chandi to go near her baby daughter, whom she herself largely ignores Eventually however she packs her bags and returns to England Without her, life at the bungalow flourishes."/>
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • The Flower Boy
  • Karen Roberts
  • English
  • 03 June 2018
  • 0753809567

10 thoughts on “The Flower Boy

  1. says:

    Loved this book It may have been a bit underrated as it came out at around the same time as The God of Small Things and had a similar theme It s easily its equal, probably even better.

  2. says:

    Incredible There was a knot in my throat, and unshed tears that will linger and occupy my thoughts in my sleep.My heart felt for them, so, so much It aches, and it aches as I read the last chapter that, all the buildup of anticipation, of the bright and optimistic future, of a new life and new opportunities for everyone in this family living in Glencairn since the very infanthood, were all washed off by nostalgia and unshakable memories and might I add, an unrelenting stubbornness that only t Incredible There was a knot in my throat, and unshed tears that will linger and occupy my thoughts in my sleep.My heart felt for them, so, so much It aches, and it aches as I read the last chapter that, all the buildup of anticipation, of the bright and optimistic future, of a new life and new opportunities for everyone in this family living in Glencairn since the very infanthood, were all washed off by nostalgia and unshakable memories and might I add, an unrelenting stubbornness that only the person at its heart could ve really felt Spanning from two children s childhood from Chandi when he s four years old until he slowly reaching the budding adulthood of seventeen, we see the world around him grew apart, then together things that changed overnight and things that unchanged since the very first day of Rose Lizzie s birth.It wasn t, of course, a perfect harmony that these two families, different from class and race, could live and coexist in this plot of estate Through all these drama and tragedies, the innocent nature of them has piled up into intertwining crossroad But they managed, they strove through it and they grew closer and inseparable or so it seems The unmistakable nostalgia written in this telltale novel had sparked a long moment of reverie, of a distant mourn such gripping and heartfelt relationships that only triggers an insensitive rock of a heart into a flowing tide of emotions

  3. says:

    This is a beautiful book that s about so many things It s about strangers in a strange land, family, choices, relationships, and expectations, but mostly, it s about life.You will fall in love with the characters, even the ones who you want to shake some sense into, as they each meander in their own clumsy way through 1930 s and 40 s Ceylon.I loved how the characters developed and changed as time marched on I hope I m not giving too much away to say that I wasn t overly satisfied with the endi This is a beautiful book that s about so many things It s about strangers in a strange land, family, choices, relationships, and expectations, but mostly, it s about life.You will fall in love with the characters, even the ones who you want to shake some sense into, as they each meander in their own clumsy way through 1930 s and 40 s Ceylon.I loved how the characters developed and changed as time marched on I hope I m not giving too much away to say that I wasn t overly satisfied with the ending though I wanted different things to happen and for life long dreams to be fulfilled Instead I was heartbroken and felt like the last words on the last page came far too abruptly That being said, I think it s a the sign of a good book to make you feel this way It s the goal of every writer to make the reader become so invested in all of the characters and the storyline that they become passionate about it all and never want it to end

  4. says:

    This was an atmospheric bookthe author envelopes the reader in story with the complexities of life on a tea plantation in Ceylon Sri Lanka in the nineteen thirties and forties before independence..it is a delightful flowing read with a poetic style, evoking a variety of emotions She has also created an amazing sense of place Took a little while to get involved but then i couldn t leave itnot sure the title is right though or the incredible mindfulness she credits her four year old char This was an atmospheric bookthe author envelopes the reader in story with the complexities of life on a tea plantation in Ceylon Sri Lanka in the nineteen thirties and forties before independence..it is a delightful flowing read with a poetic style, evoking a variety of emotions She has also created an amazing sense of place Took a little while to get involved but then i couldn t leave itnot sure the title is right though or the incredible mindfulness she credits her four year old character withmy only criticism

  5. says:

    This is that book of nostalgia the sights and smells, sounds of my childhood resonate in this wonderful piece set in colonial Sri Lanka It s an adventure, a story, vivid with lifeI enjoyed every page

  6. says:

    The book surprised me, it surpassed my expectations I had picked it up from a secondhand shop and it had been sitting on my shelves for too long It is set in Ceylon just before independence at the home of a British family managing a tea estate The sense of place was wonderful I also really connected with the main character Chandi and cared about all the characters.One of those books where you feel you have visited a place.

  7. says:

    This book was so beautiful, I read it years ago but still remember the story and how emotionally engaging it was.

  8. says:

    Beautifully worded, bittersweet historical fiction.

  9. says:

    Having travelled all over Sri Lanka I was really able to see the places mentioned in the book I have stayed on a tea plantation and it was like staying in a 1940 s time warp so the descriptions are very good I enjoyed the story very much, just slightly disappointed that there was a sad ending, but true to life I suppose as it was highly unlikely that a tea planter should come home with a ceylonese friend.

  10. says:

    For me the theme stood out to be nostalgic along with the consequences of colonialism How I felt for the main character Chandi when he was a child amd used to speak broken english to a man of eighteen years bright and well spoken in english language I loved this book but m childish for hoping happy end and the adult in me tells me it was quite obvious to end the way it did.

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