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Diana De Gunzburg, Tony Wild - Authors
Tony Wild is a scion of the Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate dynasty, makers of Yorkshire Tea. He was a director of the company but gave up to write full time. He has always been fascinated by the relationship between the British and India and explored the subcontinent as a young man. He wrote two popular histories published by Harper Collins – The East India Company: Trade and Conquest from 1600 and Remains of the Raj, which Jan Morris nominated as her book of the year. He is a former actor, filmmaker and screenwriter and this is his first novel.
Diana de Gunzburg was born in Pakistan and is Anglo-Russian-Afghan. Her great-grandfather was the last man to be publically hanged in British India for making war on the Crown. Diana was brought up between the North West Frontier - where her father still farms his estate - and her mother's native Yorkshire. By the age of seventeen she had already made the 6000-mile journey overland between the two countries three times. She has recently published articles about her family history in Alef magazine and Afghan Scene. She lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Paris where she teaches yoga. This is her first book.
Featured Books, with extracts, by Diana De Gunzburg, Tony Wild
The Moonstone Legacy Diana De Gunzburg, Tony Wild
June 2010 Book of the Month.
Beginning where Wilkie Collins’ classic left off, it’s hard to believe The Moonstone Legacy is a debut for the quality of the writing is exceptional and has... Format: Hardback - Released: 31/05/2010