About this book
From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to India to work. Countless young women, suffering at the lack of eligible men, followed in their wake. The women were known as 'the fishing fleet', and this text is their story.
From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went to India to work as administrators, soldiers or businessmen; thousands of young women followed in their wake. Drawing on unpublished memoirs, letters and diaries, this vividly brings to life the hectic social scene of this largely forgotten era. 'This book is highly evocative... de Courcy takes the reader through an enchanted world' "Guardian"