On The Fifteenth Of February The Day On Which Queen Supayalat Of Mandalay Ordered Eighty Members Of Of Royal Family To Be Clubbed To Death, Maria Beresford Celebrated Her Eighteenth BirthdayOn That Day Maria Knew Nothing Of Mandalay, The Fairy Tale City Of Gems The Selfish, Difficult But Heart Stoppingly Beautiful Daughter Of A Failed Tea Planter In India Devoted Herself To Pleasure But When Her Father Was Sent To Burma, And She Had To Accompany Him, She Became Embroiled In An Exotic World Of Political Intrigue Her Friendship With The Queen A Dangerous And Unpredictable Figure And Her Growing Closeness To Archie Tennant, A Young Man Who Has Come East To Seek His Fortune After The Ruin Of His Family Business, Brought Her Both Danger And The Key To Her Destiny
Joanna Trollope Joanna Trollope was born on 9 December 1943 in her grandfather s rectory in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England, daughter of Rosemary Hodson and Arthur George Cecil Trollope She is the eldest of three siblings She is a fifth generation niece of the Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope and is a cousin of the writer and broadcaster James Trollope She was educated at Reigate County School for Girls followed by St Hugh s College, Oxford On 14 May 1966, she married the banker David Roger William Potter, they had two daughters, Antonia and Louise, and on 1983 they divorced In 1985, she remarried to the television dramatist Ian Curteis, and became the stepmother of two stepsons they divorced in 2001 Today, she is a grandmother and lives on her own in London.From 1965 to 1967, she worked at the Foreign Office From 1967 to 1979, she was employed in a number of teaching posts before she became a writer full time in 1980 Her novel Parson Harding s Daughter won in 1980 the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists Association.
- 448 pages
- The City Of Gems
- Caroline Harvey
- 07 February 2019 Caroline Harvey