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Once for the Asking

Once for the Asking

Nergis Dalal
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An Indian boy and a Japanese-English girl meet in London’s Regent’s Park Zoo while watching sea lions. And just like that, a relationship begins. To say it was an unusual relationship would be an understatement. He was a curious but lonely man and she was a quiet, elegant woman. He had questions but she never felt the need to provide answers. She didn’t need much but gave him plenty.

Good things, however unusual they may be, never do last. He knew it and maybe she did too. So how long would they be able to go on?

Heartfelt, touching and quite revealing, Once for the Asking is a study in the strange ways of human behaviour and how we choose to treat one another because of it.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jan/2018

Length : 15 Pages

Once for the Asking

Nergis Dalal
Overview

An Indian boy and a Japanese-English girl meet in London’s Regent’s Park Zoo while watching sea lions. And just like that, a relationship begins. To say it was an unusual relationship would be an understatement. He was a curious but lonely man and she was a quiet, elegant woman. He had questions but she never felt the need to provide answers. She didn’t need much but gave him plenty.

Good things, however unusual they may be, never do last. He knew it and maybe she did too. So how long would they be able to go on?

Heartfelt, touching and quite revealing, Once for the Asking is a study in the strange ways of human behaviour and how we choose to treat one another because of it.

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Nergis Dalal

Nergis Dalal has been writing for over fifty years. She is the author of four novels, a collection of short stories, a book for children, a cookery book, a best-selling book on yoga and, under the pseudonym Aries, a collection of middles that appeared over three decades in the Times of India, the Statesman, the Hindustan Times and other national newspapers. Several of her short stories have been broadcast over the BBC and published in anthologies in India, UK and Australia. Nergis Dalal has three children and three grandchildren. She lives in Dehra Dun.

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