Julia Gregson new novel - JASMINE NIGHTS - releases 26 April 2012
From the bestselling author of East of the Sun comes a captivating love story set in World War II
Published by Orion on 26 April 2012
The author of the bestselling, award-winning EAST OF THE SUN returns with a sweeping new novel about a young singer recruited to work for the British Secret Service at the height of World War II.
Julia Gregson - BAND OF ANGELS - releases in the US 18th May 2010
A STORY OF COURAGE, PASSION, AND HEROISM SET AGAINST ONE OF THE MOST TRAUMATIC WARS IN HISTORY
Growing up in Wales, Catherine Carreg has been allowed to run wild, spending her childhood racing ponies along the beach with her friend Deio, the cattle-driver’s son. But Catherine is consumed by a longing to escape the monotony of village life and runs away to London with Deio’s help. Alone in the unfamiliar city, Catherine secures a position in Florence Nightingale’s home for sick governesses. As the nation is gripped by reports of war in the Crimea, Catherine volunteers as a nurse—and her life changes beyond all recognition. Arriving in Scutari, she is immediately thrown into a living nightmare. Amid the madness and chaos, Catherine is forced to grow up quickly, learning the hardest lessons of love and war.
To be published in the US on May 18th 2010, already published in the UK and other countries under the title THE WATER HORSE
Julia Gregson - East of the Sun
Autumn 1928. Three young women are on their way to India, each with a new life in mind. Rose, a beautiful but naïve bride-to-be, is anxious about leaving her family and marrying a man she hardly knows. Victoria, her bridesmaid couldn t be happier to get away from her overbearing mother, and is determined to find herself a husband. And Viva, their inexperienced chaperone, is in search of the India of her childhood, ghosts from the past and freedom.
Each of them has their own reason for leaving their homeland but the hopes and secrets they carry can do little to prepare them for what lies ahead in India.
From the parties of the wealthy Bombay socialites, to the ragged orphans on Tamarind Street, EAST OF THE SUN is an utterly engaging novel that will captivate readers everywhere.
"this novel is utterly engaging"
"this engaging novel perfectly captures the last days of the Raj"
"Perfect holiday listening: a rich historical novel set in India in the late 1920s... The interplay of all [the characters'] stories creates a taut, never predictable plot, and Sian Thomas's narration is subtly graduated to suit the shifting moods of the heroines."