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Two novels later, Edgar moved to the publishing house of Secker and Warburg. It pleased him then to find that he was not too much darker than his publisher Fred Warburg; it was an unexpected way of judging a publisher. He had begun to write slave-plantation melodramas (race and sex and the whip) set in Guyana, and he wrote as a planter and a Dutchman. His books, Children of Kaywana, Kaywana Blood, The Harrowing of Hubertus, had a kind of vogue. But it was or became a crowded field, and Edgar’s books have now disappeared.

Two novels later, Edgar moved to the publishing house of Secker and Warburg. It pleased him then to find that he was not too much darker than his publisher Fred Warburg; it was an unexpected way of judging a publisher. He had begun to write slave-plantation melodramas (race and sex and the whip) set in Guyana, and he wrote as a planter and a Dutchman. His books, Children of Kaywana, Kaywana Blood, The Harrowing of Hubertus, had a kind of vogue. But it was or became a crowded field, and Edgar’s books have now disappeared.

So I wouldn’t have known in 1949 what to make of Walcott. But we should at least have bought the little book. It wasn’t cheap (more than the price of a Penguin, and twice the price of a very good cinema seat) but it wasn’t expensive: a local dollar, four shillings and twopence, twenty-one pence in modern money. But if English was something we were just coming to, this kind of book-buying was something we were as yet very far from. We bought school books; we bought cheap editions of the classics; my father, an Indian nationalist in this small way, occasionally went to a shop in Charlotte Street in the centre of the city and bought Indian magazines (the Indian Review and the Modern Review) and books about India from Balbhadra Rampersad (with his big purple stamp on the fly leaf of the books he sold: I never got closer to him than that stamp: I never got to know the man or his shop).

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