30 Dec 2008 – I think from the Red Cross donation bags

I enjoyed this coming-of-age novel, set in Cardiff and Oxford and following the fortunes of Rumi, a maths prodigy, who yearns to return to India and is pushed by her parents into a geekiness that she seeks to escape.  When she wins a place at Oxford and the numbers start to lose their shine, where will she turn and what will happen?  Interesting premise that is followed through – certatinly accomplished for a first novel.