Neilsen Bookscan charts, released 24 July 2012, show THE FISHING FLEET by Anne de Courcy at number 4 on hardback non-fiction.
Published in hardback just two weeks ago, THE FISHING FLEET is now in its third printing.
FISHING FLEET tells the story of the late nineteenth century in India
where Britain's finest and brightest men settled to become businessmen,
administrators and soldiers. Young women flocked to the area for
intense socializing and found themselves caught up in a whirlwind of
dances, parties and marriages. After the honeymoon things often changed
drastically for these husband hunting women.
De Courcy's narrative and first hand resources, in the form of unpublished letters and diaries, make for a delightful read.
We are thrilled with her well deserved success!
Praise for THE FISHING FLEET:
'An entertaining, richly detailed account of a world that vanished overnight in 1947 with independence' -- The Sunday Times
'Through heat, dust, lust and wedlock, de Courcy's memsahibs step a lively dance' -- Saga Magazine