An international bestseller and winner of the Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize.
A magnificent, twisting, turning love story unfolds amid the exotic splendour of the British Raj.
Englishwoman Laura Hewitt accompanies her newly engaged cousin to India, first to Calcutta and then to the fabled fiefdom of Oliver Erskine, Zemindar – or hereditary ruler – of a private kingdom with its own army. But India is on the verge of the Mutiny, which will sweep them all up in its chaos.
Head of Zeus * Saga
09 Oct 2014 * 832pp * £4.49 * 9781781859537
'Utterly addictive ... Leaves us panting for the sequel'
The Washington Post
'If you loved The Far Pavilions – and who didn't – this will be your dish too'
'Written with great attention to detail, and the amazingly beautiful descriptions of India really bring it to life. It is an exceptionally gripping and enjoyable novel from start to finish'
The Good Book Guide
Zemindar is drawn from personal experience. Valerie Fitzgerald's grandmother lived through the Indian Mutiny and when her soldier father was posted to Lucknow in WW2, she spent winters in the city and her summers on a zemindari estate.