Reviews for EAST OF THE SUN
"A brilliant story."
"Julia Gregson's big ambitious novel was described as Tolstoyan by one of the judges and in its broad canvas and huge ambition it deserved the label. Furthermore, it is without doubt one of the most simply and profoundly enjoyable books to ever win the prize."
The panel for the Prince Maurice prize for Literary Love stories. Esther Freud, Tim Lott, Nigel Williams, Mike Gayle.
Chairman of judges Sebastian Faulks
This engaging novel perfectly captures the last days of the Raj"
(DAILY EXPRESS )
"What a gorgeous read. Exciting, romantic, unpredictable and funny. I didn't want it to end. You'll crave curry for weeks."
"The Orion staff gave this beautifully written book an overwhelming thumbs up, and it isn't hard to see why"
"a finely written story full of characters you can care about...highly descriptive and persuasively told"
"a unique and fascinating historical novel"
"For passion in an exotic landscape, check out Julia Gregson's East of the Sun"
(Giles Foden CONDENAST TRAVELLER)
"Warm, charming, masterfully written and impossible to put down once begun"
(AUSTRALIAN WOMENS WEEKLY)
"A richly imagined and thoroughly rewarding book"
"this novel is utterly engaging"
' This brilliantly crafted work follows three women seeking a new life during the last days of the Raj. Time, place and that pivotal moment in history are skilfully and engrossingly involved'