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East of the Sun

Romantic Novel of the Year, 2009

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781409106593

Price: £8.99

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 storytellingWoman & Home

‘What a gorgeous read. Exciting, romantic, unpredictable and funny. I didn’t want it to end‘ Tracey Ullman

Reviews

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
The Orion staff gave this beautifully written book an overwhelming thumbs up, and it isn't hard to see why
COUNTRY LIFE
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
A richly imagined and thoroughly rewarding book
NHS MAGAZINE
This novel is utterly engaging
ASIAN AGE
Time, place and that pivotal moment in history are skillfully and engrossingly involved
BEST