East of the Sun
By Julia Gregson
The million copy bestseller - an utterly captivating story of three young British women in search of freedom and love in 1920s India
The captivating million copy bestseller of three young women in search of freedom and love in 1920s India.
India 1928. A land of heat, dust and dreams, and the promise of love ...
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.
Praise for Julia Gregson:
'A rich historical novel' Sunday Times
'I adored this wonderful story. From the moment I began reading I truly felt as if I was there. Astonishingly good' Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tea Planter's Wife
'Lively, atmospheric novel' Sunday Telegraph
'Exotic, decadent, dangerous and terrific storytelling' Woman & Home
'What a gorgeous read. Exciting, romantic, unpredictable and funny. I didn't want it to end' Tracey Ullman
Julia Gregson's novel East of the Sun was chosen for the Richard and Judy TV Book Club and became a Sunday Times bestseller in the UK. Previously a journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Times, Good Housekeeping, and Rolling Stone in the USA, Julia is married and lives in Monmouth.
To find out more about Julia and her books, visit her website www.juliagregson.net or follow her on Twitter at @juliagregson
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06 Apr 2017
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This engaging novel perfectly captures the last days of the Raj — DAILY EXPRESS
What a gorgeous read. Exciting, romantic, unpredictable and funny. I didn't want it to end. You'll crave curry for weeks. — Tracey Ullman
A finely written story full of characters you can care about...highly descriptive and persuasively told — THE LADY
A unique and fascinating historical novel — PRIMA
For passion in an exotic landscape, check out Julia Gregson's EAST OF THE SUN — Giles Foden, CONDENAST TRAVELLER
Warm, charming, masterfully written and impossible to put down once begun — AUSTRALIAN WOMENS WEEKLY
Time, place and that pivotal moment in history are skillfully and engrossingly involved — BEST
The Orion staff gave this beautifully written book an overwhelming thumbs up, and it isn't hard to see why — COUNTRY LIFE
A richly imagined and thoroughly rewarding book — NHS MAGAZINE
This novel is utterly engaging — ASIAN AGE