East of the Sun

East of the Sun

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Autumn 1928. The Kaisar-i-Hind is en route to Bombay. In Cabin D38, Viva Holloway, an inexperienced chaperone, is beginning to feel as though she's made a mistake. Her advert in The Lady has resulted in three unsettling young charges to be escorted to India. Rose, a beautiful, dangerously naive English girl, is about to be married to the cavalry officer she has met a handful of times. Victoria, her bridesmaid, is determined to lose her virginity en route before finding a husband of her own. And overshadowing all three, the dangerously malevolent presence of Guy Glover. But nothing frightens Viva as much as her real reasons for the voyage: firstly to lead an independent life, husband-less life as a writer, and secondly, to confront her own explosive past. Three potential Memsahibs with a multitude of reasons for leaving their homeland - but the cargo of hopes and secrets they carry can do little to prepare them for what lies ahead in India. From the parties of the wealthy Bombay socialites, to the ragged orphans on Tamarind Stree, EAST OF THE SUN is an utterly engaging novel that will captivate readers everywhere.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 152 x 233 x 36mm | 684g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export ed
  • 0752874365
  • 9780752874364

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"This is the kind of book I always hope to find...When I got to page 3, I wrote in my notes, 'I may fall in love with this book.' And I did." - [Richmond] "Record-Courier"show more

About Julia Gregson

Julia Gregson worked as a model for Hardie Amies before becoming a journalist. She was posted to Vietnam and India, and then worked for Rolling Stone in New York, She has interviewed Muhammad Ali, Buzz Aldrin, Ronnie Biggs and Hollywood royalty. married with one daughter and four step-children, she lives in Wales with two Welsh cobs, a Shetland and two dogs.show more

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