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Head of Zeus
Zemindar by Valerie Fitzgerald

An international bestseller and winner of the 1981 Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize, Zemindar is a magnificent, twisting love story, all unfolding against the tempestuous backdrop of the Indian Rebellion.

Englishwoman Laura Hewitt accompanies her newly engaged cousin to India, first to Calcutta and then to the fabled fiefdom of Oliver Erskine, Zemindar – or hereditary ruler – of a private kingdom with its own army. But India is on the verge of the Mutiny, which will sweep them all up in its chaos...

Praise for Zemindar:
'If you loved The Far Pavilions – and who didn't – this will be your dish too' Cosmopolitan
'Utterly addictive' Washington Post

Head of Zeus * Historical Fiction
09 Oct 2014 * 832pp * £5.99 * 9781781859537
Utterly addictive... Leaves us panting for the sequel'
The Washington Post
'If you loved The Far Pavilions – and who didn't – this will be your dish too'
'Written with great attention to detail, and the amazingly beautiful descriptions of India really bring it to life. It is an exceptionally gripping and enjoyable novel from start to finish'
The Good Book Guide

Valerie Fitzgerald

Valerie Fitzgerald
Zemindar is drawn from personal experience. Valerie Fitzgerald's grandmother lived through the Indian Mutiny and when her soldier father was posted to Lucknow in WW2, she spent winters in the city and her summers on a zemindari estate.
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