Novel by Susan Kurosawa
When it rains, it rains on all alike
In Chalaili, an Indian hill station stranded above the clouds, where the trees and flowers are of ravishing hues and the annual monsoon hits with monumental force, a small enclave of British expatriates cling to the glory of a fast fading empire.
Into this faltering world comes two starkly different but memorable women; the larger-than-life Mrs Banerjee, with her armoury of gold bangles and sari in thrilling colours, and Lydia Rushmore, a timid Surrey school teacher hurriedly married off to the town’s disgraced meteorologist.
Jane Austin meets Loves Lust & Lies