#1 International bestselling novel set in 1920s Ceylon, about a young Englishwoman who marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he's keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences
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Author: Dinah Jefferies
Publisher: Broadway Books
''The Tea Planter''s Children'' is rich, evocative , gentle and beautiful. It is filled with a child's love of place and nature, and manages successfully to enter the reader into a vanished world. Throughout there is a real feeling of a particular time. It describes a childhood at Arnakal, a tea plantation in the hills of Kerala during the early nineteen-thirties, which were years of recession and high unemployment in England and the rise of Fascism in Europe. In India, Mahatma Ghandi, not yet the revered figure we now remember, was campaigning for Independence. Discussed by their parents, these political goings-on were in the background of the children's lives. ''The Tea Planter's Children'' is a recollection of a childhood spent in a remote place with little contact with other European children, where the freedom they were allowed led to hilarious if sometimes nearly disastrous adventures, and describes the discoveries the children made, the unsuitable pets they tried to keep, the wild animals in the surrounding jungle and the eccentricities of the people they knew, until their final unwilling departure for the unknown country their parents called Home. Sixty years later, the brother and sister returned to stay once more at Arnakal, to find amid all the time-wrought changes, much that was still familiar and beautiful in the place where they had been born.
''The Tea Planter''s Children'' is rich, evocative , gentle and beautiful.
Author: Eve Baker
Publisher: Author House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Sau Tree , From sea level to over 6,000 feet tea appears to flourish , each elevation having its own advantages , but the ... Some years ago a gentleman in Upper Assam first drew the attention of tea planters to this tree ( see “ Tea ...
Author: T. C. Owen
DIVA study of identity and its connection to memory, focusing on the history of community identity formation among the Tai-Ahom in Assam./div
An English tea planter's wife summed up colonial logic for the lack of an education policy in Assam . She wrote : “ There is a little school [ in Sibsagar ] but in that environment education was not very necessary and anyway ...
Author: Yasmin Saikia
Publisher: Duke University Press
Explores the possibility of a new search enabling a 'discovery' of Northeast India from within.
He spoke about their generosity and his fascination with their lives inside the tea estates. Ali described how a planter's wife one day gave him a fish from her pond and they became friendly. She not only gave business to Ali by ...
Author: Yasmin Saikia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
From award-winning author Ann Bennett, comes a heart-breaking story of love and loss set in World War 2 Burma.In 1980, Edith Mayhew, proprietor of the Tea Planter's Club in Calcutta, is preparing to sell up after years of decline. She thinks back to 1942 when her sister Betty vanished having fled over the mountains from Burma to Assam to escape the Japanese invasion. Whilst packing, Edith comes across some letters which may hold clues to Betty's mysterious disappearance.The discovery propels Edith on an epic journey to Assam, where she is forced to face devastating secrets of love and betrayal from the war years. Praise for Ann Bennett 'A vivid account of a brutal period, and a searing exploration of trauma, memory and loss..' The Lady Magazine. 'Have just discovered this writer ... So descriptive of the Far East. Harrowing in parts but unputdownable! Best author I have read in a very long time.' Amazon Reviewer. 'This was a story of love, passion and cruelty I could not put down ....' Lizeanne Lloyd - Lost in a Good Book I raced through this book in just over twenty-four hours ... I literally could not put it down.' Bibliobeth - Goodreads. 'I really loved this haunting, powerful and beautiful novel.' Amazon Reviewer .
"In 1980, Edith Mayhew, proprietor of the Tea Planter's Club in Calcutta, is preparing to sell up after years of decline.
Author: Ann Bennett
But it was not mere beauty of form and feature that struck the planter's wife . Ceylon contained its full share of pretty women , her own daughter Ivy being among them . There was something in the ring of the voice , the intonation ...
Author: Fanny Emily Penny
Category: English fiction
In 1939, a young Englishman rejects a diplomatic career and leaves England to become a tea planter in Darjeeling, India. He marries an illiterate tea picker of Nepali origin and they have a son. the book continues with the son's journey through life: the prejudices he faces as an Anglo-Indian in both countries; the events in Belize, Burma, Jamaica and Sri Lanka that affect him; the women in his life; all answering the question, "what became of him?" Jimmy Pyke is an Anglo-Indian who had a distinguished legal career in London for over 45 years. He has written law books, but the Tea Planter's Son is his debut novel at the age of seventy.
The book continues with the son s journey through life: the prejudices he faces as an Anglo-Indian in both countries; the events in Belize, Burma, Jamaica and Sri Lanka that affect him; the women in his life; all answering the question, ...
Author: JIMMY PYKE
Johnson ' s Note Book for Tea Planters ” by R . J . Johnson Visser , T . and Kehl , F . H . - Drought Minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 1st June , 1956 Part IV ( December , 1956 ) Symposium on shot - hole borer Opening address ...
1905, India. Clarissa Belhaven and her younger sister Olive live a charmed life on their father's tea plantation. But when the business begins to fail, their future looks uncertain. Young rival businessman Wesley Robson offers a lifeline: he will help save the plantation in exchange for Clarrie's hand in marriage. But her father refuses and, after his death, the girls are sent to his family in Tyneside, with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Amidst the dire poverty of Newcastle, Clarrie slogs away to provide for her sister, but longs to one day open her own tea room. After years of sacrifice, her dreams are finally within reach. Then Wesley Robson comes back into Clarrie's life, bringing with him a shocking revelation and the power to change her world for ever...
I really don't see how the daughters of a second - rate major who made a mess of tea planting – and some Indian wife - can possibly be proper company for my dear , sick mother Herbert looked at him in astonishment .
Author: Janet MacLeod Trotter