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  - anissaannalise - LibraryThing

A solid 3.5 for me. I actually have this in ebook & paperback form, apparently I was so drawn to the story I had to buy it twice. I'm on a bit of a British Colonialism in India jag at the moment ... Read full review

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User Review  - Northern_Light - LibraryThing

This book tells the story of three women all travelling to India for their own reasons. One is getting married, one is her bridesmaid and the third is the chaperone of them plus a strange young man. I ... 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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