M. M. Kaye - Author

About the Author

M. M. Kaye was born in India in 1908 and spent most of her childhood and much of her early married life there. She is known world-wide for her bestselling historical novels The Far Pavilions and Shadow of the Moon. M. M. Kaye died in 2004.

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Sun in the Morning

Sun in the Morning

Author: M. M. Kaye Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

The Sun in the Morning is the first volume of autobiography by the beloved British author M. M. Kaye. It traces the author's early life in India and later adolescence in England. As The Guardian wrote, "e;No romance in the novels of M.M. Kaye... could equal her love for India."e;"e; ... [Kaye's] kaleidoscopic story of a long-lost innocence just before and after World War I helps to explain Kaye's idealization of the British Raj and her love for Kipling's verse."e; - Publishers Weekly

Shadow of the Moon

Shadow of the Moon

Author: M. M. Kaye Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

M. M. Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions, sweeps her readers back to the vast, glittering, sunbaked continent of India. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros, a beautiful English heiress who has come to India to be married. It is also the tale of Captain Alex Randall, her escort and protector, who knows that Winter's husband to be has become a debauched wreck of a man. When India bursts into flaming hatreds and bitter bloodshed during the dark days of the Mutiny, Alex and Winter are thrown unwillingly together in the brutal and urgent struggle for survival.

Trade Wind

Trade Wind

Author: M. M. Kaye Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

In M.M. Kaye's Trade Wind, when Boston bluestocking Hero Athena Hollis travels to Zanzibar to visit her uncle, an American consul, she arrives filled with self-righteousness and bent on good deeds. She believes that slavery is wrong and determined to do what she can to stop it. But she soon finds that maintaining her ideals is not so easy.Then she meets Rory Frost, a cynical, wicked, shrewd and good-humored trader in slaves. What is Hero to make of him-and of her feelings for him?

Golden Afternoon

Golden Afternoon

Author: M. M. Kaye Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

In the second book of her autobiography, M. M. Kaye returns, after spending several years at a British boarding school, to India, the cherished country of her childhood. It is 1927, and nineteen-year-old Mollie makes her debut on the Delhi social scene. Feeling awkward and plain, party etiquette and society's intricate rules fluster her, but she finds comfort in her family, her Indian friends, her watercolors, and the country itself.The same humor, wisdom, and enchantment that inspired M.M. Kaye's bestselling novels fill the pages of Golden Afternoon. Kaye re-creates with perfection the nuances of a lifestyle long past and brings the people and glorious terrain of India to vivid life.

The Ordinary Princess

The Ordinary Princess

Author: M. M. Kaye Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Once upon a time, there was the most beautiful, extraordinary princess. At least, until the day of her christening, when a grumpy fairy placed a spell to make her ORDINARY! Princess Amethyst Alexandra Araminta Adelaide Aurelia Anne (also known as Princess Amy) doesn't mind being ordinary- she gets to play in the woods, and run about to her heart's content! But when she realises that her parents intend for her to marry a dreary prince, she must take matters into her own hands. She may have been born ordinary, but Princess Amy's adventures are nothing but! Is Princess Amy your #GirlHero? Check out the other stories in our #GirlHero collection- which character is your favourite? A Wrinkle in Time Pollyanna Pride and Prejudice Annie Ballet Shoes Chinese Cinderella The Borrowers A Little Princess Anne of the Green Gables Little Women The Secret Garden

Death in the Andamans

Death in the Andamans

Author: M. M. Kaye Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2012

The enchanting islands in the Indian Ocean beckon irresistibly, though Copper Randal soon discovers that paradise has a darker side, and a sense of foreboding hangs in the hot stillness among the mango trees and coconut palms. But neither she nor her friend Valerie, stepdaughter of the Islands' Chief Commissioner, anticipate the sinister climax to their hurricane-struck picnic. And when one of their party is presumed drowned and another is mysteriously murdered, Copper and her friends, stormbound and marooned on tiny Ross Island with no links to police or doctor, must turn detective to save their own lives ...

Death in Kashmir

Death in Kashmir

Author: M. M. Kaye Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2012

A brilliant young electronics expert is killed by a car bomb seemingly meant for the When young Sarah Parrish takes a skiing holiday in Gulmarg, a resort high above the fabled vale of Kashmir, she anticipates an amusing but uneventful stay. But the discovery of the grotesque corpse of grey-haired, sociable Mrs Matthews casts a dark shadow over the party. On learning the real truth about her death, Sarah is plunged into a deadly intrigue of secret messages, mysterious rendezvous - and murder.A delicious blend of menace and romance set against the background of M. M. Kaye's beloved India.

Death in Cyprus

Death in Cyprus

Author: M. M. Kaye Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2012

Uncle Oswin thinks that Amanda's plan to go to Cyprus is rash and unwomanly. But he does not foresee that she is running into deadly peril. Even before the boat docks at Limassol there is a dead body on board. Suicide or murder? And if it is murder, was Amanda the intended victim?

Death in Zanzibar

Death in Zanzibar

Author: M. M. Kaye Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2012

Dany Ashton is invited to spend a holiday at her stepfather's house in Zanzibar - the mysterious 'House of Shade', where Captain Rory Frost buried a fortune in gold a hundred years before - but even before her plane takes off there is a stolen passport, a midnight intruder, and a murder.And it isn't long before the air of gaiety and nonchalance that opens the tropical house party fades into dawning terror, as Dany and the rest of the house-guests learn that one amongst them is determined to take the hidden treasure - at any cost.

Death in Berlin

Death in Berlin

Author: M. M. Kaye Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2012

Miranda Brand was uneasy even before the train left to take her to stay with her army cousin in divided Berlin. Then a story of a missing fortune in war-looted diamonds, told to pass the time on the journey, brings back nightmares of her past. And causes murder.This is dazzling entertainment from a master of suspense.

Death in Kenya

Death in Kenya

Author: M. M. Kaye Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2012

The Mau Mau terrorist uprising is now over, but when Victoria joins her family on their beautiful Rift Valley estate, the horrors continue. What began as the malicious persecution of a poltergeist has ended in brutal murder. In the small community passions run deep - but deeper still is the mind of a ruthless killer ...

Shadow of the Moon

Shadow of the Moon

Author: M. M. Kaye Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

M. M. Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions, sweeps her readers back to the vast, glittering, sunbaked continent of India. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros, a beautiful English heiress who has come to India to be married. It is also the tale of Captain Alex Randall, her escort and protector, who knows that Winter's husband to be has become a debauched wreck of a man. When India bursts into flaming hatreds and bitter bloodshed during the dark days of the Mutiny, Alex and Winter are thrown unwillingly together in the brutal and urgent struggle for survival.

Enchanted Evening

Enchanted Evening

Author: M. M. Kaye Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2000

In the first volume of her autobiography, The Sun in the Morning, M.M. Kaye detailed the first eighteen years of her life in India and England and introduced readers to her love affair with India. She brought to life its people, scents, vibrant colors, and breathtaking landscapes. In the second volume, Golden Afternoon, she happily returned to her beloved India after years in a British boarding school. New to the glories of the Delhi social season, M.M. Kaye recounted her delightful exploits as a vivacious young woman in Raj society.Now, in Enchanted Evening, M.M. Kaye is a young woman forced to leave her cherished home in India when her father takes a new post in china. Though at first disoriented by the unfamiliar customs and confusing protocol of her new surroundings, it is in China that she discovers the pleasures that come from independence. Coming into her own as a painter, Kaye first meets with artistic success in China and then moves to cramped quarters in London's South Kensington neighborhood, where she begins to flourish as a writer.With vivid descriptions and the wisdom that comes with age, M.M. Kaye looks back on the years she spent as a young woman in a world as yet unmarked by World War II's devastation.

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