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Cheltenham Literature Festival

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Location:Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

“Strong Women” – Dinah Jefferies, Rachel Joyce & others

Wednesday 19th October 2016 (7.00 pm – 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6.45pm)
Location:Dorchester Literary Festival 2016, The Victorian Gallery, Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XA
Information:dorchesterliteraryfestival.com

Kate Riordan and Dinah Jefferies – Historical Fiction afternoon

Monday 14th November 2016 (6:00 pm)
Location:Stroud Book Festival, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Information:stroudfestival.org

Galle Literature Festival

Wednesday 11th - Sunday 15th January 2017
Location:Sri Lanka
Information:galleliteraryfestival.com

An Evening with Dinah Jefferies

Wednesday 1st March 2017 (7pm)
Location:Cakes and Ale Cafe, Bookends, 17-19 Castle Street, Carlisle, CA3 8SY,
Ticket and book:£10.00
Ticket only:£3 (includes £3 off purchase of the book on the night)
Book Now:Book via bookscumbria.com
Further Information:bookendscarlisle.tbpcontrol.co.uk

Bookends, Carlisle

Following the success of her previous 2 bestselling novels Dinah Jefferies will discuss her latest book ‘Before the Rains’, a dramatic romance and portrayal of society and British rule in 1930’s India.

Tickets available from Bookends (01228 529067) and www.bookscumbria.com


An Evening with Dinah Jefferies

Thursday 2nd March 2017 (7pm - 8pm)
Location:Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Rd, Gateshead, NE8 4LN
Price:£3 - Book in advance.
Book Now:Book via gateshead.gov.uk
Further Information:gatesheadlibraries.com
Venue Tel:0191 4338420
Venue Email:libraries@gateshead.gov.uk
Adults only

Join us for an evening with Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Tea Planter’s Wife and The Silk Merchant’s Daughter as she talks about her latest novel, Before Rains set in 1930s colonial India.


An Evening with Dinah Jefferies

Tuesday 7th March 2017 (Doors open 7pm, starts at 7:30pm)
Location:Chorleywood Library, Lower Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LB
Further Information:chilternbookshops.co.uk

Chorleywood Library

Join us for an evening with bestselling author Dinah Jefferies and her new novel Before the Rains. Ultimate Destinations are kindly sponsoring the event and will be providing wine and food inspired by this beautiful and captivating novel.

Before the Rains is a romantic, heart-wrenching tale of love against the odds set in 1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband’s death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza’s only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she’s determined to make a name for herself.

But when Eliza arrives at the palace she meets Jay, the Prince’s handsome, brooding brother. While Eliza awakens Jay to the poverty of his people, he awakens her to the injustices of British rule. Soon Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think.

But their families – and society – think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what’s expected, or following their hearts…

Book Vouchers £8 to include a free glass of wine and delicious Indian nibbles. Book will be £9.99 on the night (RRP £12.99)


Afternoon Tea and a Talk by Dinah Jefferies

Thursday 9th March 2017
Location:The Borzoi Bookshop, Church Street, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, GL54 1BB
Further Information:borzoibookshop.co.uk

Come and enjoy afternoon tea and a talk by the well-known author Dinah Jefferies in the Borzoi on Thursday 9th March at 4.00pm.  Dinah has had a meteroic rise to fame, with all three of her novel The Separation (set in Malaya), The Tea Planter’s Wife (set in Ceylon) and The Silk Merchant’s Daughter (set in colonial era Vietnam) enjoying great success and popularity.  Her new novel Before the Rains, set in India, bids fair to continue her success.  Dinah will be talking about her fascinating life and her new book, which will be available to purchase, and we will be serving afternoon tea.  Please let us know well before the event if you would like to come.


Dinah Jefferies & Elizabeth Fremantle – Gliterary Lunch, Edinburgh

Thursday 16th March 2017 (12noon - 3pm)
Location:The Principal, George Street, 19-21 George St, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB
Book tickets:Gliterary Lunches Booking Form
For more information:Gliterary Lunches

Dinah Jefferies
Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaysia and moved to England at the age of nine.  Her colourful life has included working for an Italian Countess and living with a rock band in a hippie commune but it was the tragic death of her 14 year old son that changed everything. When she began writing in her 60s, she fused her experiences of love and loss with the seductive beauty of the East to create wonderful stories.  She has written four novels to date including the Sunday Times Number One bestseller,  The Tea Planter’s Wife.

Praise for Dinah Jefferies
Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity.  Kate Furnivall on The Silk Merchant’s Daughter

Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies
1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband’s death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza’s only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she’s determined to make a name for herself.  But when Eliza arrives at the palace she meets the Prince’s brother, Jay. While Eliza awakens Jay to the poverty of his people, he awakens her to the injustices of British rule.  They soon find they have more in common than they think. But their families – and society – think otherwise.

Elizabeth Fremantle
Elizabeth Fremantle is the author of Queen’s Gambit, Sisters of Treason and Watch the Lady. She holds a first in English and an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck. As a Fashion Editor she has contributed to various publications including Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair.

Praise for Elizabeth Fremantle
A superb evocation of an age in which women’s lives were constrained and difficult.  The Times Book of the Year

A top-notch literary thriller.  Daily Telegraph

The Girl in the Tower by Elizabeth Fremantle
Arbella Stuart is confined behind the towering windows of Hardwick Hall. Niece to Mary, Queen of Scots, and presumed successor to Elizabeth I, she is held here for her protection. But those in the crown’s shadow are never safe so fearing a fate she has no power to avoid, Arbella seeks a means of escape. Yet to do so she must trust in others – a young poet, an aristocrat, willing to risk everything to free her. Each knows that discovery will lead to accusations of treason.

A woman trapped in a man’s world, Arbella is about to learn that even the smallest choices we make may save – or destroy – us.

The Author
Elizabeth Fremantle is the author of Queen’s Gambit, Sisters of Treason and Watch the Lady. She holds a first in English and an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck. As a Fashion Editor she has contributed to various publications including Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair.

Praise for Elizabeth Fremantle
A superb evocation of an age in which women’s lives were constrained and difficult.  The Times Book of the Year

A top-notch literary thriller.  Daily Telegraph

The Book
Arbella Stuart is confined behind the towering windows of Hardwick Hall. Niece to Mary, Queen of Scots, and presumed successor to Elizabeth I, she is held here for her protection. But those in the crown’s shadow are never safe so fearing a fate she has no power to avoid, Arbella seeks a means of escape. Yet to do so she must trust in others – a young poet, an aristocrat, willing to risk everything to free her. Each knows that discovery will lead to accusations of treason.

A woman trapped in a man’s world, Arbella is about to learn that even the smallest choices we make may save – or destroy – us.


Minchinhampton Literary Lunch

Tuesday 16th May 2017 (TBA)
Location:Michinhampton, Gloucestershire, TBA

Tea with the author Dinah Jefferies and Kate Riordan

Thursday 18th May 2017 (3:30pm)
Location:Bowood House, Derry Hill, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9PQ
Further Information:bowood.org

Afternoon Tea with Dinah Jefferies and Kate Riorden

Dinah will talk about her latest book, Before The Rains, set in 1930’s Rajputana, India. and Kate will talk about her latest book

Details TBA

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