East of the Sun

East of the Sun

Paperback - 2008
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An utterly captivating story of three young British women in search of freedom and love in 1920s India

Autumn 1928. Three young women are on their way to India, each with a new life in mind. Rose, a beautiful but naïve bride-to-be, is anxious about leaving her family and marrying a man she hardly knows. Victoria, her bridesmaid couldn't be happier to get away from her overbearing mother, and is determined to find herself a husband. And Viva, their inexperienced chaperone, is in search of the India of her childhood, ghosts from the past and freedom.

Each of them has their own reason for leaving their homeland but the 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 Street, EAST OF THE SUN is an utterly engaging novel that will captivate readers everywhere.
Publisher: London : Orion, c2008
ISBN: 9781409102519
Branch Call Number: FIC GRE
Characteristics: 458 p. ; 20 cm

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4piece
Apr 04, 2017

This author is very literate and makes what might have seemed a lightweight subject into a book well worth reading. I'm enjoying it very much.

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princessfi88
Feb 19, 2015

I loved this story- the thread of the plot was great and involved loads of interesting characters. The writing really evoked the era and geographical setting of the story. Beautiful and emotional.

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Sisbot
Aug 22, 2010

Romance of the Novel Award winner 2009.

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maven
Dec 11, 2009

The intent of this book was rather interesting, but it was all handled so lightly and not necessarily in a compelling way.

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