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Weidenfeld & Nicolson Non-Fiction

Anne de Courcy The Fishing Fleet Husband-Hunting in the Raj

The untold stories of the young women who were sent to India in search of marriage. At the height of the Raj, countless young women travelled to India with the goal of finding a husband. They were known as ‘the Fishing Fleet’, and this is their story. For these young women, one thing they could be sure of was a rollicking good time on the hectic social scene, and with men greatly outnumbering women, romances were conducted at alarming speed. This sparkling narrative is enriched by a wealth of unpublished memoirs, letters and diaries rescued from attics, which bring a forgotten era vividly to life. Writer and journalist Anne de Courcy lives in London.

History Cased/TPB (export only) July £20.00/£13.99 320pp 234 x 156mm 30 illustrations 978 0 297 86382 3/978 0 297 86847 7 Markets: World XUSA USA & Translation: Blake Friedman; Serial: W&N