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    The Fishing Fleet: Husband-hunting in the Raj (Paperback) By (author) Anne De Courcy


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    Short Description for The Fishing Fleet From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to India to work as administrators, soldiers and businessmen. With the advent of steam travel and the opening of the Suez Canal, countless young women, suffering at the lack of eligible men in Britain, followed in their wake. This amorphous band was composed of daughters returning after their English education, girls invited to stay with married sisters or friends, and yet others whose declared or undeclared goal was simply to find a husband. They were known as the Fishing Fleet, and this book is their story, hitherto untold. For these young wo...
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    Glenys I was desparate for the paper back to come out and so wait listed at the local library for several months. Despite the other very favourable reviews read previously, this book was guaranteed to send me to sleep. Quite interesting to hear of the "Raj" and the good old colonial times, but I found it boring and a hard slog after the first couple of chapters by Glenys

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