Before the Rains, by Dinah Jefferies

Our recommended summer read from Penguin

Our friends at Penguin Books have given us a sneak peak at the latest book from Dianh Jefferies – Before the Rains, and we think its a great summer read. birthday.

In celebration of it’s release on 18 May we’re giving all our hotel guests staying that night a copy for them to take home. The 18 May is a special day for us as it is also Fifteen Cornwall’s Birthday.

Dinah Jefferies

Before the Rains, by Dinah Jefferies

1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband’s death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza’s only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she’s determined to make a name for herself.

But when Eliza arrives at the palace she meets Jay, the Prince’s handsome, brooding brother. While Eliza awakens Jay to the poverty of his people, he awakens her to the injustices of British rule. Soon Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families – and society – think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what’s expected, or following their hearts. . .

Available in Viking paperback from all good bookshops on 18th May 2017 priced £7.99 and as an ebook.

Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaysia and moved to England at the age of nine. Her idyllic childhood always held a special place in her imagination, and when she began writing novels in her 60s, she was able to return there – first in her fiction and then on annual research trips for each new novel. Dinah Jefferies is the author of four novels, The Separation, The Tea Planter’s Wife – a Number One Sunday Times bestseller, The Silk Merchant’s Daughter and Before the Rains. She lives in Gloucestershire.

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