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Anglijskij aristokrat po rozhdeniyu, Ashton byl vospitan prostoj indijskoj zhenshchinoj Sitoj i schital sebya indijcem. On vsegda veril, chto schast'e zhdet ego v zelenoj doline za zasnezhennymi vershinami gor pod nazvaniem Dur-Hajma, chto oznachaet Dalekie SHatry. Odnako pered smert'yu Sita priznaetsya, chto ona ne rodnaya ego mat' i na samom dele on anglichanin. Mal'chika otpravlyayut v Angliyu, chtoby on poluchil dostojnoe obrazovanie. Okonchiv prestizhnuyu voennuyu akademiyu, Ashton vozvrashchaetsya v Indiyu v nadezhde sdelat' dostojnuyu kar'eru i vstretit' staryh druzej. Odnako cherez nekotoroe vremya molodoj chelovek ponimaet: on tak i ne stal anglichaninom, no i zhiteli Indii ne schitayut ego svoim. Po dolgu sluzhby Ash soprovozhdaet dvuh indijskih princess v knyazhestvo, gde dolzhna sostoyat'sya ih svad'ba. I vo vremya ehtogo dolgogo puteshestviya on vlyublyaetsya v odnu iz princess, Andzhali, i hotya ta otvechaet emu vzaimnost'yu, vlyublennye ponimayut, chto im nikogda ne byt' vmeste. Kazalos', oni budut razlucheny navsegda, no sobytiya nachinayut razvivat'sya samym nepredskazuemym obrazomDalekie SHatry - odna iz velichajshih literaturnyh sag nashego vremeni, stoyashchaya v odnom ryadu s takimi shedevrami, kak "e;Unesennye vetrom Margaret Mitchell i "e;Poyushchie v ternovnike Kolin Makkalou.
The Sun in the Morning is the first volume of autobiography by the beloved British author M. M. Kaye. It traces the author's early life in India and later adolescence in England. As The Guardian wrote, "e;No romance in the novels of M.M. Kaye... could equal her love for India."e;"e; ... [Kaye's] kaleidoscopic story of a long-lost innocence just before and after World War I helps to explain Kaye's idealization of the British Raj and her love for Kipling's verse."e; - Publishers Weekly
M. M. Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions, sweeps her readers back to the vast, glittering, sunbaked continent of India. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros, a beautiful English heiress who has come to India to be married. It is also the tale of Captain Alex Randall, her escort and protector, who knows that Winter's husband to be has become a debauched wreck of a man. When India bursts into flaming hatreds and bitter bloodshed during the dark days of the Mutiny, Alex and Winter are thrown unwillingly together in the brutal and urgent struggle for survival.
In M.M. Kaye's Trade Wind, when Boston bluestocking Hero Athena Hollis travels to Zanzibar to visit her uncle, an American consul, she arrives filled with self-righteousness and bent on good deeds. She believes that slavery is wrong and determined to do what she can to stop it. But she soon finds that maintaining her ideals is not so easy.Then she meets Rory Frost, a cynical, wicked, shrewd and good-humored trader in slaves. What is Hero to make of him-and of her feelings for him?
In the second book of her autobiography, M. M. Kaye returns, after spending several years at a British boarding school, to India, the cherished country of her childhood. It is 1927, and nineteen-year-old Mollie makes her debut on the Delhi social scene. Feeling awkward and plain, party etiquette and society's intricate rules fluster her, but she finds comfort in her family, her Indian friends, her watercolors, and the country itself.The same humor, wisdom, and enchantment that inspired M.M. Kaye's bestselling novels fill the pages of Golden Afternoon. Kaye re-creates with perfection the nuances of a lifestyle long past and brings the people and glorious terrain of India to vivid life.
Once upon a time, there was the most beautiful, extraordinary princess. At least, until the day of her christening, when a grumpy fairy placed a spell to make her ORDINARY! Princess Amethyst Alexandra Araminta Adelaide Aurelia Anne (also known as Princess Amy) doesn't mind being ordinary- she gets to play in the woods, and run about to her heart's content! But when she realises that her parents intend for her to marry a dreary prince, she must take matters into her own hands. She may have been born ordinary, but Princess Amy's adventures are nothing but! Is Princess Amy your #GirlHero? Check out the other stories in our #GirlHero collection- which character is your favourite? A Wrinkle in Time Pollyanna Pride and Prejudice Annie Ballet Shoes Chinese Cinderella The Borrowers A Little Princess Anne of the Green Gables Little Women The Secret Garden
The Mau Mau terrorist uprising is now over, but when Victoria joins her family on their beautiful Rift Valley estate, the horrors continue. What began as the malicious persecution of a poltergeist has ended in brutal murder. In the small community passions run deep - but deeper still is the mind of a ruthless killer ...
Dany Ashton is invited to spend a holiday at her stepfather's house in Zanzibar - the mysterious 'House of Shade', where Captain Rory Frost buried a fortune in gold a hundred years before - but even before her plane takes off there is a stolen passport, a midnight intruder, and a murder. And it isn't long before the air of gaiety and nonchalance that opens the tropical house party fades into dawning terror, as Dany and the rest of the house-guests learn that one amongst them is determined to take the hidden treasure - at any cost.