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June 17, 1986|CHARLES CHAMPLIN | Compiled by Terry Atkinson

"Staying On" by Paul Scott. Read by Geraldine James. Listen for Pleasure. The scene: Pankot, where the action of Scott's brilliant "The Raj Quartet" (including "The Jewel in the Crown") was centered. It's more than a quarter-century later, in a now-independent India. Of the Brits, only irascible old Tusker and his suffering wife have stayed on ("Winters in Stevenage? Never!"), to an embittered end. Geraldine James, the love of Charles Dance's life in the PBS miniseries, is a perfect choice to read a good abridgement of Scott's funny-sad look at the post-Raj days. Information: (716) 636-9260.

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