The Jewel in the Crown
Book one of the Raj Quartet, rebound in full leather
Reprint. Rebound in full leather with gilt titling to spine.17.5 × 11cm, 480pp.
Book one of the Raj Quartet. India 1942: everything is in flux. World War II has shown that the British are not invincible and the self-rule lobby is gaining many supporters. Against this background, Daphne Manners, a young English girl, is brutally raped in the Bibighat Gardens. The racism, brutality and hatred launched upon the head of her young Indian lover echo the dreadful violence perpetrated on Daphne and reveal the desperate state of Anglo-Indian relations. The rift that will eventually prise India—the jewel in the Imperial Crown—from colonial rule is beginning to gape wide.
A good reading copy. The rebinding is competent but amateurish with some slight bowing to the boards and the titling to the spine is squiffy. Previous owner's embossed stamp to title page.
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