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Who created it? De Courcy, Anne, author.
What's it called? The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj / Anne de Courcy.
Who published it? New York, NY : Harper, 2014.
Edition info! First U.S. edition.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  305.40954 De  AVAILABLE
 SPANISH RIVER Nonfiction  305.40954 De  DUE 12-10-20
What's it like? ix, 335 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Helpful notes! Originally published: United Kingdom : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012.
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-318) and index.
What's it about? "The fascinating and entertaining true stories of the young Victorian women on the hunt for husbands among the colonial businessmen and bureaucrats in the Raj"-- Provided by publisher.
What's in it? 'Champagne has been known to allay sea sickness when all else failed' : The voyage out -- 'Happy hunting-ground of the single girl' : The women who went out -- 'Kisses on the boat deck' : Love at sea -- 'A Ł300-a-year man-- dead or alive' : The men they met -- 'Welcome to India' : Arrivals -- 'A hell of a heat' : The climate -- 'Parties, parties, parties' : The social whirl -- The viceroy's daughter : Elisabeth Bruce -- 'There are so many "ladies"' : Viceregal entertainments -- 'I told him it was only the moonlight' : Courtship -- 'It would be a pleasure to be in his harem, I thought' : Maharajas -- 'Us and them' : Brits and Indians -- 'I thought my heart was going to jump out of my body' : Grace Trotter -- 'Where every Jack has someone else's Jill' : The hills -- '"No" would have been unthinkable' : Engagement -- Daughter of the Raj : Bethea Field -- 'Colonels must marry' : Marriage -- 'No one will want to marry me now!' : Perils -- 'As I inspected ours I sighed a bit' : The first home -- 'But what about horses? And polo? And parties?' : Iris Butler -- 'Just lift up your skirts and you'll be all right' : Up country -- 'Cheerio, old girl' : Sheila Hingston.
Helpful subjects! British -- India -- History -- 19th century.
British -- India -- History -- 20th century.
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Social life and customs.
Women -- India -- History.
Special numbers! 9780062290076 (hbk.) : $26.99
006229007X (hbk.)
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