In the category of the bestselling 'Daughters of Britannia' by Katie Hickman Continuing interest in India and the Raj 'Compendious, admirably researched and meticulously sourced...Neither jargon nor judgmentalism mars her deft handling of over a hundred scattered families. The prose is crisp, the turn of phrase as neat as Master Freddie's going-away outfit. It is to Brendon's credit that so salutary a saga is yet a joy to read' John Keay, Literary Review
Vyvyen Brendon is a former head of history at St Mary's School, Cambridge. This is her first general book. She is married to the historian Piers Brendon.