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20th July 2016
Three brilliant India themed books are the prize in our competition this month. Visit this amazing and mystical country via fiction. The books are:
The Last Queen of India by Michelle Moran. Nineteen year old Sita is the shining star of Queen Lakshmi’s imperial guard, having pledged herself to a life of celibacy in the name of protecting the young ruler. Soon a close friendship develops between the two women but trouble threatens – Lakshmi’s court is dangerously divided and rumours are rife that the country is at risk under British rule. An excellent read. To read the full TripFiction blog review, please click here.
The Lonely Hearts Travel Club by Katy Colins. Georgia runs a travel agency helping people who have just come out of a broken relationship and are nursing a broken heart. She works mad hours and it is beginning to tell…She visits India incognito to take a break and check out complaints about her local tour organiser. The tour takes her to Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Mumbai and Goa. Ideal reading for anyone who has visited India or wants to. To read the full TripFiction blog review plus we feature a day in the life of a travel agent, please click here.
Eden Gardens by Louise Brown. The book tells the story of a white mother and her daughter caught betwen two worlds in the middle of the 20th Century. It is clear that not every white person born and brought up in India during this time enjoyed a privileged life. Nevertheless white people, even on the periphery, could to some extent avail themselves of the wealth and luxurious life style – even if it meant earning a living by entertaining men was the only way to achieve this. The book offers a sense of footsteps past and understanding of a complex period in Anglo-Indian history. One of our personal best reads of 2016 so far. To read the full TripFiction blog review (and interview with Louise), please click here.
To enter the competition all you have to do is write in the Comments box below the name of your favourite Indian food – restaurant bought, or home cooked. The competition closes at midnight UK time on Saturday 30th July, and the winner will be the first name drawn out of the hat on Sunday 31st.
The very best of luck!
The TripFiction team
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