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Edition: Newton Compton Editori
Date of issue: August 29th 2013
ISBN: 8854156310
The author of the book: Anne de Courcy
Language: English
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ISBN 13: 9788854156319

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Tra otto e novecento, all’epoca della dominazione britannica, in India cominciarono a sbarcare le cosiddette “flotte da pesca”, navi da cui scendevano numerose giovani donne nubili delle classi agiate.
Il loro obiettivo era trovare all’estero – lì dove la vita scorreva spensierata tra picnic, danze, battute di “finta caccia” alla volpe, gare ippiche e spettacoli teatrali – quel marito che non erano riuscite a trovare in patria.
All’ombra delle palme, sullo sfondo di principeschi palazzi di marmo, non era difficile per queste ragazze imbattersi in giovani inglesi abbronzati e in perfetta forma che giocavano a tennis e a polo. Eppure, trascorso il felice periodo del corteggiamento, una volta sposate queste donne dovevano rassegnarsi a passare tutta la loro vita lontano da casa, in una società chiusa e dai confini invalicabili, e vedersela con le epidemie di colera e malaria, il caldo soffocante e le mille privazioni a cui in patria non erano abituate.
Attraverso le inedite testimonianze raccolte – diari, lettere, memoir – Anne de Courcy ci fa rivivere l’avventura e le emozioni di queste donne giovani e coraggiose e ci restituisce il ritratto esotico e affascinante di un'epoca perduta.

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Ebook Le ragazze di Bombay. Una storia vera read Online! Anne de Courcy is a well-known writer, journalist and book reviewer. In the 1970s she was Woman’s Editor on the London Evening News until its demise in 1980, when she joined the Evening Standard as a columnist and feature-writer. In 1982 she joined the Daily Mail as a feature writer, with a special interest in historical subjects, leaving in 2003 to concentrate on books, on which she has talked widely both here and in the United States.

A critically-acclaimed and best-selling author, she believes that as well as telling the story of its subject’s life, a biography should depict the social history of the period, since so much of action and behaviour is governed not simply by obvious financial, social and physical conditions but also by underlying, often unspoken, contemporary attitudes, assumptions, standards and moral codes.

Anne is on the committee of the Biographers’ Club; and a past judge of their annual Prize. Her recent biographies, all of which have been serialised, include THE VICEROY’S DAUGHTERS, DIANA MOSLEY and DEBS AT WAR and SNOWDON; THE BIOGRAPHY, written with the agreement and co-operation of the Earl of Snowdon. Based on Anne’s book, a Channel 4 documentary “Snowdon and Margaret: Inside a Royal Marriage”, was broadcast.

Anne was a judge for the recent Biography section of the Costa Award in 2013, and is also one of the judges on the final selection panel judging the best of all the genres.


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