A sweeping, breathtaking story of love and betrayal from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife.
Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaya in 1948 and moved to England at the age of nine. She has worked in education, once lived in a rock n roll commune and, more recently, been an exhibiting artist. She spends her days writing, with time off to make tiaras and dinosaurs with her grandchildren. She has previously published The Separation with Viking, and The Tea Planter's Wife is her second novel.
A sweeping tale, beautifully written in a wonderful setting, heart
rending yet ultimately up lifting. Gorgeous. -- Katie Fforde
The sights, smells and atmosphere of Ceylon are beautifully depicted. This is Dinah Jefferies at her best. -- Lucinda Riley
Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity. -- Kate Furnivall
Packed with colour, history, atmosphere and plenty of twists and turns, this is a lush, escapist read * Sunday Express on 'Before the Rains' *
My ideal read - I couldn't put it down -- Santa Montefiore on 'The Tea Planter's Wife'