East of the Sun

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Orion, 2008 - British - 458 pages
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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 na´ve 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.

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User Review  - eesti23 - LibraryThing

This was a book that I enjoyed reading. Not in a cannot put it down type of way but in a I really enjoy it everyone time I pick it up way. The story centers around three young woman on their way to ... Read full review

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User Review  - JenneB - LibraryThing

A nice juicy story that makes you want to read it all in one go, preferably sitting on a veranda if possible. One small point: the heroine is always just eating a mango for lunch, as if that's just ... Read full review

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Julia Gregson is the prize-winning author of three novels, one book of non-fiction, and several short stories. Her novel, EAST OF THE SUN, was chosen for the Richard and Judy TV Book Club and became a SUNDAY TIMES bestseller in the UK. It won Romantic Novel of the Year and the Prince Maurice Prize and has since been translated into more than twenty languages. Previously a journalist, for the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, THE TIMES, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, and ROLLING STONE in the USA, she is married and lives in Monmouth.

Follow Julia on twitter at @juliagregson.

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