The Sapphire Widow by #DinahJefferies #amreading #BookReview

Of all the exotic Eastern settings in colonial times selected by Dinah Jefferies for her books, Ceylon in the 1930s is perhaps the most beautiful. Here we meet Louisa Reeve, living in a pleasant house with a handsome husband and her father living nearby. Having grown up on the island, she is happy to cycleContinue reading “The Sapphire Widow by #DinahJefferies #amreading #BookReview”

The Missing Sister by Dinah Jefferies #BookReview

Belle Hatton has embarked upon an exciting new life far from home: a glamorous job as a nightclub singer in 1930s Burma, with a host of sophisticated new friends and admirers. But Belle is haunted by a mystery from the past – a 25 year old newspaper clipping found in her parents’ belongings after theirContinue reading “The Missing Sister by Dinah Jefferies #BookReview”

Dark Clouds over Nuala by Harriet Steel #RBRT #bookreview

It was a pleasure to return to mid-1930s colonial Ceylon and reconnect with the courteous Inspector Shanti de Silva and his amenable English wife, Jane. A painstaking detective, De Silva manages to balance polite acquiescence to his pompous superior, government agent, Archie Clutterbuck, with a determined pursuit of justice. We join society in Nuala atContinue reading “Dark Clouds over Nuala by Harriet Steel #RBRT #bookreview”