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Ceylon of the 1920/30s beautifully evoked

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tripfiction Sat 10-Oct-15 09:59:22

The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies is deservedly currently no.1 on the Sunday Times Bestseller list. Hope others enjoy it as much as I did...

OverAndAbove Tue 20-Oct-15 22:50:12

Oh that looks interesting. I recently read Louis de Bernieres' latest The Dust That Falls From Dreams; most is in England and France in WW1 but the last few chapters have a young family moving to Ceylon afterwards to live on a plantation. The descriptions are wonderful and the social history sounds fascinating.

I'll put this one on my list, to learn more!

AnneEtAramis Tue 20-Oct-15 23:18:40

OverandAbove - at last someone else who has read his new book.

<adds this book to list>

allnewredfairy Wed 21-Oct-15 14:49:00

I'm about a third of the way through this at the moment and really enjoying it. I chose it because it made me think of The Painted Veil meets Rebecca from the blurb on the back.

tripfiction Thu 22-Oct-15 17:49:22

A review of the book and also the tour agency that the author used to do her research talk about a first time trip to Sri Lanka. Hope that is of interest. www.tripfiction.com/tea-planters-wife/

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