What a gorgeous read. Exciting, romantic, unpredictable and funny. I didn't want it to end. You'll crave curry for weeks.
Gregson draws on accounts of the experience of English midwives in India to weave a compelling tale of the complex ties of family, class and culture.
Lively, atmospheric novel ... the writing is skillful, vivid and explicit
I adored this wonderful story. I loved the characters who leapt from the page and lived in my mind: I wept at the heart break, and my heart lifted at the hope and the joy. The depth of detail covering the life of an Indian family and the conflict between the two cultures was totally convincing. The big dramatic moments were terrific, but where it truly shone for me was in the small but telling moments when I felt as if I could see into the hearts and minds of the characters. I believed every word and from the moment I began reading I truly felt as if I was there. Astonishingly good
Heartbreaking poignant lovestory set in post-war India
Exotic, decadent, dangerous and terrific storytelling
A tenderly told and wonderfully evocative story
This engaging novel perfectly captures the last days of the Raj
A wonderful evocation of the rugged Welsh coastline and Catherine's home life
A sweeping romance between a young Indian doctor and a British midwife.