By Julia Gregson
From award winner Julia Gregson, writer of Jasmine Nights, this sweeping overseas bestseller brilliantly captures the lives of 3 younger women on their strategy to a brand new lifestyles in India through the 1920s.
As the Kaisar-I-Hind weighs anchor for Bombay within the autumn of 1928, its passengers give some thought to their destiny in land. they're a part of the “Fishing Fleet”—the identify given to the legions of English girls who sail to India every year looking for husbands, heedless of the existence that awaits them. The green chaperone Viva Holloway has been entrusted to observe over 3 unsettling fees. There’s Rose, as appealing as she is naïve, who plans to marry a cavalry officer she has met a trifling handful of occasions. Her bridesmaid, Victoria, is hell-bent on wasting her virginity en course sooner than discovering a husband of her personal. And shadowing all of them is the malevolent presence of a disturbed schoolboy named man Glover.
From the events of the rich Bombay socialites to the poverty of Tamarind highway, from the sooty streets of London to the genteel dialog of the Bombay Yacht membership, East of the Sun takes us again to a global we not often comprehend yet yearn to grasp. it is a booklet that has all of it: excellent element, attention-grabbing characters, and masterful storytelling.
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