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The Himalayan Summer by Louise Brown
  

The Himalayan Summer

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The Himalayan Summer is a spellbinding novel of the British Raj period, the quest to find a child, and a love story beyond boundaries - for all fans of The Tea Planter's Wife and of Louise Brown's earlier novel, Eden Gardens.

Synopsis

The Himalayan Summer by Louise Brown

Ellie Jeffreys arrives in Darjeeling with her British husband, en route to Kathmandu. They have ten-month-old, golden-haired twins, and despite appearing to be a happy family, Ellie's relationship with the overbearing, philandering Francis is disintegrating. At a cocktail party, Ellie meets Hugh Douglas, a maverick explorer and botanist. Despite the rumours surrounding Hugh,Ellie is drawn to him. A year later, Nepal is devastated by a catastrophic earthquake and in a falling building, Ellie is forced to make an instant, and terrible, decision: she has time to save only one of her children. When she returns for her son's body the next day, it has gone. Ellie knows he cannot have disappeared; someone, somewhere has her child, and it is to Hugh that she turns for help.

Reviews

Drawing the reader into the exotic landscapes of India, Nepal and Tibet, this sweeping saga is a compelling read * Lady * Fans of Dinah Jeffries will love this debut novel from a writer who used to live in Nepal and sets the scene so well that you can feel the smouldering heat and smell the spices * Red *


About the Author

Louise Brown

Louise Brown has lived in Nepal and travelled extensively in India, sparking her enduring love of South Asia. She was a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Asian Studies at the University of Birmingham, where she worked for nearly twenty years. In research for her critically acclaimed non-fiction books she's witnessed revolutions and even stayed in a Lahore brothel with a family of traditional courtesans. Eden Gardens is her debut novel. Louise has three grown-up children and lives in Birmingham.

Photo credit: Aimee Spinks

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Book Info

Publication date

9th March 2017

Author

Louise Brown

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Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Family Drama
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ISBN

9781472226129

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