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M. M. Kaye (1908-2004) was born and grew up in Simla, India. Her grandfather, father, brother and husband all served the Raj. M. M. Kaye won worldwide fame for The Far Pavilions, which became a best-seller on publication in 1978.
She also wrote a series of detective novels, including Death in Kashmir and Death in Zanzibar, and an autobiography, published in three volumes, collectively entitled Share of Summer: The Sun in the Morning, Golden Afternoon, and Enchanted Evening.
Bought as a gift for my friends daughter, but just had to read it myself.Truly engaging story full of lovely words and happiness.Published 1 month ago by ronnie
A delightful read and feel-good story. Highly recommended especially if you do not conform to expectations. 'Be yourself'! Who knows? Serendipity awaits just around the corner! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elaine M Davis
This is a wonderful story with lovely illustrations by the author. I highly recommend it as a refreshing change from the usual princesses.Published 8 months ago by Irish Gal
This was my favourite book about 30 years ago at about the age of 8. I think it stands the test of time. It's based on all those traditional princess stories.Published 20 months ago by Zvezda
This book is pure magic, a wonderful story with an independent and sensible main character. An antidote for the modern princess fetish where girls must be beautiful and lovely,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Trish
This was the first novel I ever bought with my own pocket money (aged eight), I read and re-read it to pieces, and now I'm reading it in instalments at bedtime to my six-year-old... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Arachne202
Gor this for my colleague for his year 3s - says it is fabulous and his kids really enjoyed it. He told me he enjoyed reading it too!Published on 19 Aug. 2013 by Laylia Mubarak
The story begins with the birth of a princess and the arrival of fairies--invited against the king's better judgment, for the sake of tradition--to give her gifts. Read morePublished on 10 Jun. 2013 by Goddess of Blah Book Reviews
nothing nasty or frightening about this story, good book for Christmas or Birthday presents. will look for some more of M.M.Kaye booksPublished on 2 May 2013 by jimmia puddleduck