The Sun in the Morning: My Early Years in India and England

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9780140138962: The Sun in the Morning: My Early Years in India and England

This autobiography looks at the life and work of M.M. Kaye, author of "The Far Pavilions", "Shadow of the Moon" and "Trade Wind" among others. Molly Kaye was born and brought up in India and this book provides a memoire of her childhood and the lives of her parents, family and friends.

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Kaye's fans will not be surprised by the exotic locales or the evocative observations found in the first volume of the best-selling author's autobiography. xlBorn to British parents from families with a tradition of service in India and China, Kaye's "conversation" is rich with recollections of a carefree childhood in British-governed India (The Raj) and of a more restricted adolescence in school at "home"--in drab England so far from her real home and from her beloved father and social butterfly of a mother. This rag-bag of exotic and mundane scraps (a metaphor that Kaye establishes in the foreword) spills forth palpable scenes of family and folklore, of friendships and of memorable events. Readers of Kaye's fiction or of the period will enjoy this title and look forward to the next installments.
- V. Louise Saylor, Eastern Washington Univ. Lib., Cheney
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

After 77 pages of family background--her mother was the daughter of a China-based missionary and her father was a British army officer--bestselling novelist Kaye ( The Far Pavilions ), at age 82, recalls her 10 years of idyllic childhood in India as a time in paradise, and her nine years of adolescence in England as a time in purgatory. Although written with gushing, romantic enthusiasm, her 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. These loving memories of a beautiful land and its delightful people may surprise readers of Paul Scott's much better written Raj Quartet , but it is probably equally authentic. Photos not seen by PW. Literary Guild selection.
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Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1992)
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