I just wanted to share the new cover for my forthcoming novel –
THE EMERALD AFFAIR.
Personally, I think it’s fabulous and hope you like it too!
Set in Scotland and India, the novel is the first in the new RAJ HOTEL SERIES and will be published on 1st January 2020.
For more details and pre-order go to
THE EMERALD AFFAIR
100 FREE eBOOKS on Goodreads! My next India Tea novel, THE SECRETS OF THE TEA GARDEN is available on a Goodreads giveaway in the USA from now until the launch date in November:
ASSAM …. DARJEELING ….
HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO EXPLORE THE
TEA GARDENS OF INDIA?
OR VISIT FASCINATING HISTORIC KOLKATA (formerly CALCUTTA)?
might just be for you! THE TEA PLANTER’S TOUR
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 to help conjure up the era of the INDIA TEA SERIES 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
Posted in News, Opinion Tagged Assam, British India, British Raj, Darjeeling, India Tea Series, Kolkata, luxury travel, North East India, tea, Tea Planter's Tour
I’m re-blogging this fascinating article on the history of Barrackpore in Bengal:
রাজভবন লাটবাগান In sequence of the previously posted essay, ‘Barrackpore, a little Calcutta’, I am tempted to bring about the subject once again to share with you the fascinating details of the mak…
Barrackpore House & Its English Park: 1803 -1912
THE THREE INDIA TEA NOVELS are keeping each other company in the Amazon bestseller charts, as we go into the New Year ….
The India Tea Series – UK
The India Tea Series – Amazon.com
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!
Posted in New Publications, News Tagged Amazon Kindle, Assam, British Raj, Edinburgh, Edwardian tea trade, Himalayas, India, India Tea Series, Lahore, Newcastle upon Tyne, Punjab, Simla, tea, The Girl from the Tea Garden, the tea planter's bride, The tea planter's daughter
Invitation to the paperback launch of my new novel
THE PLANTER’S BRIDE –
If anyone is in Morpeth, Northumberland on SATURDAY 7th JUNE then come along to The Chantry Museum at 3pm for a trip back in time to 1920’s India!
Unique cine footage that my forester grandfather filmed in the foothills of the Himalayas and never before shown in public will provide the backdrop to readings from the novel. Take a look at the taster clip showing my mum and uncle being transported in a basket on top of a mule along narrow mountain tracks!
Tales of tigers, tennis and tea parties …. I’ll be talking about the real life experience of my grandparents in India who trekked into remote parts of the Himalayas – and how this inspired the latest novel in my India Tea Series.
The event is free but to book a place please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone: 01670 623455
Posted in Events, New Publications, News, Researching The Stories Tagged British Raj, Edinburgh, grandparents, Himalayas, India Tea Series, Indian Forest Service, Newcastle, Punjab, tea, tea planters, trekking