About a month ago, I
blogged some of the reviews that I've had for The White Rajah. I thought it was about
time to do the same with Cawnpore. (It is a year since I last did this.) Here they
are. I'm not putting on the Amazon ones, as I imagine most people will already
have seen them.
… an excellent introduction to India as part of the British Rajah, and to
the siege of Cawpore. The author does not deviate from the facts and the novel
is a solid piece of history turned into a fascinating story and well worth a
Evocative and haunting. I couldn't put this book down. Not only is it a
solid account of the tragic events at Cawnpore, it's a rattling good adventure
and a gentle, understated love story. It's one I'll return to.
… approaches that ranks of Sarah Waters in storytelling.
An intriguing tale of the imbalance between
two worlds, and the ultimate clash between the love of another man and love of
one's country... The details are well researched and the storyline concurs well
with the known facts …
Reviews remain, for books
without marketing budgets, the most important way to encourage new readers. If
you have read and enjoyed Cawnpore please take the time to post a review. It
doesn't have to be long.