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Alex von Tunzelmann was educated at Oxford and lives in London. Indian Summer is her first book.


"In Indian Summer, Alex von Tunzelmann pays particular attention to how negotiations were shaped by an interplay of personalities. . . . her account, unlike those of some of her fellow British historians, isn't filtered by nostalgia." --The New Yorker "A brilliantly vivid page-turner that captures the backstage dramas raging on the eve of India's independence." --Tina Brown "Irresistible . . . A fascinating book that may well change how we look on the benighted world in which we live today." --Los Angeles Times "[A] captivating group portrait, pulling forth the most telling details of each figure's inner life. . . . To have turned an era of such significance and continuing relevance into a page-turner, to both entertain and educate, is an admirable accomplishment." --San Francisco Chronicle "A fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the breakup of British rule in India." --NPR's Fresh Air "[Von Tunzelmann] keeps us riveted. . . . [She] has a fine knack for teasing out the play of personality in momentous events." --Houston Chronicle "Von Tunzelman is witty, erudite, and thoughtful about her subject. . . . An opinionated and sardonic writer, [she] is perfectly willing to take on both saints and heroes." --The Christian Science Monitor "Scintillating . . . compelling narrative history, combining dramatic sweep with dishy detail." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "This is history as multiple, interconnected biography. . . . Indian Summer achieves something both simpler and rarer, placing the behavior and feelings of a few key players at the center of a tumultuous moment in history." --The New York Times Book Review "Stirring . . . brisk . . . absorbingly readable." --Fortune "Indian Summer is a true tour de force: absorbing in its detail and masterly in the broad sweep of its canvas." --Sir Martin Gilbert, author of The Somme "Indian Summer is outstandingly vivid and authoritative. Alex von Tunzelmann brings a lively new voice to narrative history-writing." --Victoria Glendinning, author of Leonard Woolf "Alex von Tunzelmann is a wonderful historian, as learned as she is shrewd. But she is also something more unexpected: a writer with a wit and an eye for character that Evelyn Waugh would surely have admired." --Tom Holland, author of Rubicon and Persian Fire "An engaging, controversial, very lively and, at times, refreshingly irreverent tour de force. Alex von Tunzelmann has written a dramatic story, laced with tragedy and farce, and done so very well; a remarkable debut." --Lawrence James, author of The Middle Class: A History and Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India

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