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East of the Sun

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781439101124
Author(s): Julia Gregson
Format: Paperback
Year: 2009
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Dimensions: 135 x 203 x 33 (w x l x h)
Pages: 590

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As the "Kaisar-i-Hind" weighs anchor for Bombay in the autumn of 1928, its passengers ponder their fate in a distant land. They are part of the "Fishing Fleet" — the name given to the legions of Englishwomen who sail to India each year in search of husbands, heedless of the life that awaits them. The inexperienced chaperone Viva Holloway has been entrusted to watch over three unsettling charges. There's Rose, as beautiful as she is naive, who plans to marry a cavalry officer she has met a mere handful of times. Her bridesmaid, Victoria, is hell-bent on losing her virginity en route before finding a husband of her own. And shadowing them all is the malevolent presence of a disturbed schoolboy named Guy Glover.

From the parties of the wealthy Bombay socialites to the poverty of Tamarind Street, from the sooty streets of London to the genteel conversation of the Bombay Yacht Club, "East of the Sun" is graced with lavish detail and a penetrating sensitivity — historical fiction at its greatest.

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