Launching soon at the Bangalore Literature Festival- October 2017
the Autograph Seeker
A 'School- Age' Romance Novel by
Tony V francis
'At the heart of this effervescent saga is the city of Calcutta and within it, a hundred and fifty year old institution. Two stories run side by side.
In a time of colonial rule, fate has thrown together a diverse cast onto a theatre stage- from an enchanting actress to a bankrupt theatre manager, from a young Bengali native to a free-spirited English woman estranged from her husband.
As their ties with the greatest theatre in Bengal crumble, their stories are discovered a century later by a school boy and his mute teenage love.'
‘ Can there be anything about life in school that you haven’t already read? Well, maybe there can. A good bit of it turns up inside the pages of The Autograph Seeker, an appealing ‘school-age romantic novel’ where the characters are natural, relaxed and most times funny. Illusions are dashed and humiliation must be borne but life in this Catholic School is honourable at its core.’
‘ The Autograph Seeker holds up as a story of love, conflict and separation. It is also a must read for anyone seeking to discover or rediscover the sung and unsung history makers of the eighties and early nineties between the subtle lines of the novel.’