The Churchillian officer and most of his colleagues managed to travel frequently by jeep to find solace in Bombay, in whose roads part of the invasion force of shipping had already anchored in preparation for the embarkation of the troops, but the rank and file were less fortunate.
There was Housey-Housey, a camp cinema, and Indian prostitutes who were cheap but out-of-bounds.
-- A Division of Spoils by Paul Scott. This is the fourth book in the Raj Quartet, a series a historical novels about the end days of British rule in India during World War II. The Quartet is followed by Staying On, which won the Booker Prize in 1977.
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