By Julia Gregson

ISBN-10: 1439101124

ISBN-13: 9781439101124

From award winner Julia Gregson, writer of Jasmine Nights, this sweeping overseas bestseller brilliantly captures the lives of 3 younger ladies on their approach 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 consider 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 lifestyles 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 an insignificant handful of instances. Her bridesmaid, Victoria, is hell-bent on wasting her virginity en path prior to 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 road, from the sooty streets of London to the genteel dialog of the Bombay Yacht membership, East of the Sun takes us again to an international we not often comprehend yet yearn to grasp. this can be a e-book that has all of it: wonderful element, attention-grabbing characters, and masterful storytelling.

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The tip of her perfectly straight nose was showing above her stole, which she'd pulled up like a blanket. " Frightened, thought Viva. All of us. Rose had confessed to her the day before, as if it was a splendid joke, that she'd only met her fiance a grand total of four times, five if you counted a point to point they'd been to near Salisbury. And Viva had wondered, How could you give yourself away so carelessly? Why had her parents allowed it? It wasn't even like an arranged marriage in India where the families would have known each other for generations.

And while Mrs. Gorman and I were watching agog, she said she'd known another girl like that who went out to India last year. She'd worked in the scarf department at Lillywhites, was very pretty and smart, and she'd ended up in a maharajah's palace, and guess what he'd asked her to do? " Rose looked nonplussed. " "No idea. " Rose had gone a faint pink. " "Next item," Tor continued quickly, hoping she hadn't put her foot in it, although it was hard to imagine Captain Jack Chandler wanting to stare at Rose in a bath.

A sergeant major had bellowed it out to his class of gawky recruits at Sandhurst in the first week of their terrifying induction there, and it had saved his life more than once since then. So why, well, it was too late to bother about this now, but why had he recklessly ignored this, jumped in eyes closed, in the matter of finding a new wife? He'd set himself the task of writing to Rose earlier that night and posting it to her in Port Said, where her ship would arrive in twelve days' time by his calculations.

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