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Dinah Jefferies: Before the Rains

A romantic, heart-wrenching tale of love against the odds from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author

1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband's death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she's determined to make a name for herself.

But when Eliza arrives at the palace she meets Jay, the Prince's handsome, brooding brother. While Eliza awakens Jay to the poverty of his people, he awakens her to the injustices of British rule. Soon Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families – and society – think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what's expected, or following their hearts. . .

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2017

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Penguin, London, United Kingdom, 2017
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Dinah Jefferies: Before the Rains

A könyv olvastatja magát. Egyik mondat természetes szépséggel átfolyik a következőbe. Mind India, mond Anglia mesterien vannak ábrázolva, mintha az írónő személyesen is ott lett volna és a tájkép leírása minket is oda varázsol. Maga a történet mesebeli és a hangulata is az. A könyv borítója híven tükrözi a történet feelingjét.


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Though still early, a small fan already shifted the air and set the dust motes dancing in streams of sunlight. Even at this hour the heat was unbearable, and Dottie had explained that just before the rains, with no relief to be had, everyone turned crothcety.

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The aroma, stirring the memory of his skin, seemed to spread around her as if it were he who had been carried on the air.

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„If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”
– Rabindranath Tagore

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She had the strange sensation that, despite all the intervening years, something of this oriental country still coursed through her blood and had remained deep inside her. Just the smell of its soil stirred distant memories, and she had woken many times during the night feeling as if something was calling her.

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Because the castle – just one part of the gigantic fort – sat high on the vast craggy sandstone hilltop rising above the gilded city, the vista across the flat rooftops below took her breath away and she hugged herself in delight.

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She had lain awake helpless beneath the intoxication of a Juraipore night: the drums, the reed pipes, the smoke in the air, but more than anything it was the ever-present sense of life being lived to the full in spite of poverty and the harsh desert world.

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