East of the Sun
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East of the Sun by Julia Gregson
Book DescriptionAutumn 1928. The Kaiser-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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781409104544
(135mm x 139mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 17-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Monsoon Summer, Hardback (August 2016)
"By the award-winning author of East of the Sun, an epic love story moving from England to India, about the forbidden love between a young Indian doctor and an English midwife"--
Crossing Borders, Paperback (March 2014)
Author Julia Gregson and photographer Alex Pownall explore the unique environment of the Wye Valley and the remarkable number of talented women who call it home. With 21 women featured, many of whom have received world-wide recognition in their field, this is a truly exceptional record of talent and achievement.
Jasmine Nights, Paperback (January 2013)
A captivating WW2 love story from the bestselling author of EAST OF THE SUN, a Richard & Judy selection.
Band of Angels, Paperback / softback (May 2010)» View all books by Julia Gregson
The first novel by the author of "East of the Sun" is a sweeping historical love story set against Florence Nightingale and the Crimean War.
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Author Biography - 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. Sian Thomas is an award-winning Welsh actress who trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has appeared on stage, TV and in films such as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in which she played Amelia Bones. She has won the Martini TMA Award for Best Actress as Yelena in Uncle Vanya on its Renaissance Tour and an Oliver Award Nomination for Best Comedy Performance as Vittoria in Countrymania at the RNT. Sian has read numerous audiobooks including East of the Sun and Sisters in Arms for Orion.
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