Monday, April 19, 2010

East of Sun by Julia Gregson

I have just finished this excellent book by Julia Gregson. Sitting down to read it I was transported to another place and time - India in the late 1920s.

The book tells the story of three english girls who travel to India each with their own reason for going and none quite realising how much India and what happens there will change them and their lives forever.

Reading this book made made me think about how little has changed and how much has changed in the world since then. Also the book really developed my interest in the fascinating history and culture of India.
It is an entertaining and thought provoking read and my favourite book of the year so far.


Eemas said...

My Granddad was born in India in 1917, but I don't know a huge amount about India during that time, it was a different world, I remember being really shocked when I was little to find out that my Granddad had servants when he was growing up. I think i'll pick this book up...thanks!

naturalgoodies said...

Think you would love it, especially as you have a family connection.