Día de Celebración!

Today is the publication day for my first novel translated into Spanish!

LAS LUCES DE ASSAM (the Spanish version of THE TEA PLANTER’S DAUGHTER) is published today by Amazon Crossing – and will be followed by others in the INDIA TEA SERIES later this year.

It’s Number One in Kindle Historical Fiction on Amazon.es – muchas gracias Amazon Crossing!

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Celebrating my feminist ancestors on International Women’s Day!

Today, on International Women’s Day, I honour the memory of my Great Granny Janet Gorrie and her three daughters – my Great Aunts Bel, Mary and Beth – who worked unstintingly in Scotland for women to be given the vote.

Great granny Janet Gorrie

Great Granny Janet Gorrie from Perth, Scotland

They were members of the WSPU in Edinburgh and took part in demonstrations, pageants and the census protest in 1911 (a night of civil disobedience and fun!)

Auntie Beth in fancy dress as Lochinvar, Census Night Protest, 1911

Auntie Beth in fancy dress as Lochinvar, Census Night Protest, 1911

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Auntie Mary dressed as Scottish heroine, Kate-Bar-Lass, for 1909 pageant and demo in Edinburgh

Bel was acknowledged by one of the WSPU leaders, Emmeline Pethick Lawrence, as their champion newspaper seller in all Scotland!

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Auntie Bel (centre) handing suffragette newspaper to a man!

To those special women – thank you!

CALL FOR ADVENTURE IN INDIA!

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The Tea Planter’s Tour

Don’t miss your chance to experience India in a unique way – visit Kolkata (Calcutta), Darjeeling and Assam in the company of international best-selling author of the India Tea series novels, Janet MacLeod Trotter.

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The Beast from the East. Storm Emma. Met Office red warnings. They certainly aren’t our idea of adventure. Wouldn’t you rather be surrounded by sprawling tea plantations than frozen winds? Prefer to be wrapped up in memories of the bygone Raj than scarves and gloves? Surely you’d rather slip into an exotic spice market than down another icy path? If this sounds like your idea of adventure too, then hurry! We’ve only a few more spaces left on our group journey through North-East India – and the Raj – this November…

This exceptional small group tour explores East India differently – through the lens of historical novels set in the British Raj. Combine this with the sights and sounds of present day Calcutta, wildlife safaris in Assam, visiting tea plantations, and the extraordinary colourful local life. At each location, Janet MacLeod Trotter will deliver a book reading session from her best-selling ‘India Tea series’ novels, a rare opportunity to bring to life these evocative places.

How many opportunities are there to travel through India with a best-selling author? To find out more, view the virtual itinerary using the link below – but trust us, it’s much better in person.

Discovering the house in Simla where my grandparents and mother had lived in 1928

Discovering the house in India where my grandparents and mother had lived in 1928

Tour Dates 9th to 23rd November 2018
The Tea Planter's Daughter FC.jpg Fully guided by specialist travel company No News No Shoes
MY FOURTH AND FINAL INDIA TEA NOVEL WILL BE AVAILABLE BEFORE THE TRIP … COME WITH ME AND LET ME READ TO YOU! Small Group Size of 10-15
For enquiries contact Chris at No News No Shoes or give her a call on 01670 510580

 

Old Calcutta in the days of the Raj – fascinating pictures and research

This blog post gives a comprehensive look into the lost world of old Calcutta during the time of the British – via CALCUTTA MAIDAN in 18th and 19th Centuries

THE TEA PLANTER’S TOUR – November 2018 – travel with an author!

ASSAM …. DARJEELING …. 

HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO EXPLORE THE TEA GARDENS OF INDIA?

OR VISIT FASCINATING HISTORIC KOLKATA (formerly CALCUTTA)?

Then THE TEA PLANTER’S TOUR might just be for you!

A specialist, small-group tour is being planned for next year, to experience North East India in a unique way – through travel and book readings.

I’ve been asked to join the tour and give readings at different locations from my INDIA TEA SERIES to help conjure up the era of the British in India.

From a sunset cruise on the Hooghly River at Kolkata  … to a mountainous Darjeeling tea garden … to an elephant safari in Assam … this trip will be full of variety.

The tour will be guided by expert India traveller, Chris Aldridge, who runs the specialist travel company ‘No News No Shoes‘. Chris will share her passion for the country and look after you well!

For a detailed itinerary, locations, dates and prices – go to:  THE TEA PLANTER’S TOUR

Books, buses, long-lost diaries …. all can inspire a writer!

This is the final part of my interview by Trisha (Writer at Play) about writing and being a writer …

 

http://www.writeratplay.com/2017/07/21/i

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Discovering the house in Simla where my grandparents and mother had lived in 1928 and inspired the novel:    THE GIRL FROM THE TEA GARDEN

Inspired by a bedroom in India …. secrets of a historical novelist revealed!

I’ve had great fun being interviewed by Trisha for her blog WRITER AT PLAY:

If you want to take a look, here are Part 1 and 2 …

http://www.writeratplay.com/2017/07/07/interview-with-janet-macleod-trotter/

 

http://www.writeratplay.com/2017/07/14/interview-with-janet-macleod-trotter-part-2/