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Sculpting the Elephant

'Sylvia Vetta has written a book which fundamentally traces the philosophical and moral dimensions of a journey which crosses racial and religious boundaries.'

Professor Rebecca Haque, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh 

'A page turning love story – I was hooked... It reflected my life of gifts and travails of a mixed-race relationship'

Polly Biswas Gladwin, screenwriter

Sculpting the Elephant


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Harry King, artist and antiques dealer, thinks he has just made the worst purchase of his life – an enormous Victorian chest of drawers filled with ancient newspapers and bric-a-brac that now takes up half his shop. But when he trips over the beautiful historian Ramma Gupta, he realises he might have got more than he bargained for. 

Their story becomes entwined with the life of a Victorian explorer who mysteriously disappeared. A cross-cultural journey takes them from Oxford to India to uncover love, secrets, and the teachings of a lost empire.

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