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Good Innings

Good Innings
The Extraordinary, Ordinary Life of Lily Tharoor

Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan

An inspiring assortment of stories from the exciting life of Lily Tharoor

Pub Date: 18 April 2022
ISBN: 9780670096152 / 0670096156
Price: £15.99
Subject: Biography: General, Memoirs
Format: 198mmx 129mm
Binding: Hardback
Extent: 144 pages
Territory: World
Bar Code: 9780670096152
BIC Code: BG, BM


  • Full of inspiring life lessons from Lily Tharoor’s experiences
  • Peppered with reflections from Lily Tharoor herself
  • Includes a lovely and personal prologue by Shashi Tharoor

Lily Tharoor was born in a small village in Kerala in the mid-1930s. From this humble beginning, she would live around the world, raise three global citizens, and inspire multiple generations with her drive to learn and achieve. Fiercely independent and ambitious, she pushed her children, including her son Shashi, to always think outside the box. The only ground firm enough to stand on, she told them, is the one written into existence by your own hand. In Good Innings, Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan tells her mother Lily’s ‘extraordinary, ordinary’ story through a combination of personal reflections, life lessons, and philosophical insights. The result is a collection of teachable vignettes aimed to galvanize a new generation into growth and action. Every chapter starts with an anecdote which will encourage conversations and transformations in the reader’s life. Good Innings is an intimate account of the life of a beloved matriarch with a modest background and an iron will-a woman who learned from the school of life and now has lessons to share of her own.

Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan is the author of numerous award-winning children’s books, including Indi-Alphabet, How Many Lines in a Limerick?, Prince with a Paintbrush: The Story of Raja Ravi Varma, It’s Time to Rhyme and the upcoming Parvati the Elephant’s Very Important Day. Shobha is also a translator, poet, editor, voice-over talent and former non-profit development professional who spent over two decades as an advocate for persons with disabilities.