New novel from Julia Gregson - MONSOON SUMMER - releases 30th June 2016
“I adored this wonderful story. I loved the characters who leapt from the page and lived in my mind: I wept at the heart break, and my heart lifted at the hope and the joy. The depth of detail covering the life of an Indian family and the conflict between the two cultures was totally convincing. The big dramatic moments were terrific, but where it truly shone for me was in the small but telling moments when I felt as if I could see into the hearts and minds of the characters. I believed every word and from the moment I began reading I truly felt as if I was there. Astonishingly good.”
DINAH JEFFERIES , author of ‘The Teaplanter’s Wife.’
Releases in the USA August 2016
Julia Gregson - JASMINE NIGHTS
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
£12.99 hardback £6.99 eBook
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.
Jasmine Nights is a tale of decadence and destruction, of love and of danger. It is a captivating love story set in an extraordinary world.
Julia Gregson - BAND OF ANGELS
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.
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."