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East of the Sun
East of the Sun: A Novel | Julia Gregson
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From award winner Julia Gregson, author of Jasmine Nights, this sweeping international bestseller brilliantly captures the lives of three young women on their way to a new life in India during the 1920s. As the Kaisar-I-Hind weighs anchor for Bombay in the autumn of 1928, its passengers ponder their fate in a distant land. They are part of the Fishing Fleetthe name given to the legions of English women who sail to India each year in search of husbands, heedless of the life that awaits them. The inexperienced chaperone Viva Holloway has been entrusted to watch over three unsettling charges. Theres Rose, as beautiful as she is nave, who plans to marry a cavalry officer she has met a mere handful of times. Her bridesmaid, Victoria, is hell-bent on losing her virginity en route before finding a husband of her own. And shadowing them all is the malevolent presence of a disturbed schoolboy named Guy Glover. From the parties of the wealthy Bombay socialites to the poverty of Tamarind Street, from the sooty streets of London to the genteel conversation of the Bombay Yacht Club, East of the Sun takes us back to a world we hardly understand but yearn to know. This is a book that has it all: glorious detail, fascinating characters, and masterful storytelling.
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EmilieGR
East of the Sun: A Novel | Julia Gregson
Mehso-so

Better than her others

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squirrelbrain
East of the Sun: A Novel | Julia Gregson
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#herecomesthesun
#beatlemaynia

Love the cover of this one!

julesG Oooooo, look at that cover! 😍😍😍 6mo
Velvetfur Those colours are so beautiful! 💚💙 6mo
Lcsmcat Pretty cover! 6mo
Eggs Gorgeous cover!! 6mo
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Amiable
East of the Sun: A Novel | Julia Gregson
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This is the story of three women who travel from England to India during the turbulent 1920s when India's and England's relations were in flux. Each woman has secrets she wishes to keep deeply buried. It kept my interest enough that I read to the end, but as a fan of books set in India I was hoping for more depth to the story. 3 stars

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Chey12
East of the Sun: A Novel | Julia Gregson
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One of the the things she most liked about the city -apart from all its obvious attractions, the theatre, the galleries, the exhilarating walks by the river- was that so few people ever asked you personal questions.

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CleverGirl
East of the Sun: A Novel | Julia Gregson
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Mehso-so

I so enjoyed the first half of this book but then it sort of stuttered and stalled and meandered to an end. Some fairly big chunks of plot piddled away to nothing. I skimmed the last hundred pages and didn't miss a thing. On to my next car line read!

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CleverGirl
East of the Sun: A Novel | Julia Gregson

I am enjoying the heck out of this book! I wish I had saved it for the beach. I love books set in India and the gossipy way it just keeps unfolding makes it hard to put down.

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CleverGirl
East of the Sun: A Novel | Julia Gregson

"That was the night when her mother, who could be mean in several languages, introduced her to the German word Kummerspeck for the kind of fat that settles on people who use food to buck themselves up. 'It means sad fat,' she'd said, 'and it describes you now.'" OUCH ?

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CleverGirl
East of the Sun: A Novel | Julia Gregson
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Car line reading

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Amiable
East of the Sun: A Novel | Julia Gregson
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A hot cup of English breakfast tea and a book set in India brings the warmth that chases away the dreary, rainy, chilly damp of a January morning in New England.

LeahBergen I liked this one 😀 3y
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