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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


Dinah Jefferies and Julia Gregson in Conversation

Wednesday 24th May 2017 (7pm)
Location:Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
Ticket:£3
Book Now:Book via ticketsource.co.uk
Further Information:rossiterbooks.co.uk

Julia Gregson and Dinah Jefferies

Dinah Jefferies will be talking about and signing copies of her new novel Before the Rains. She will be in conversation with Julia Gregson, whose latest book is Monsoon SummerDinah Jefferies was born in Malaysia and moved to England at the age of nine. Her idyllic childhood always held a special place in her imagination, and when she began writing novels in her 60s, she was able to return there – first in her fiction and then on annual research trips for each new novel. She is the author of The Separation, The Tea Planter’s Wife (a Richard and Judy  Book Club pivk), The Silk Merchant’s Daughter. Before the Rains is a romantic, heart-wrenching tale of love against the odds.

Author of Jasmine Nights, The Water Horse, East of the Sun and Monsoon Summer, Julia has been named romantic novelist of the year, and East of the Sun was chosen for the Richard and Judy TV Book Club, becoming a Sunday Times bestseller. Her research has also taken her to Asia. Monsoon Summer is a compelling love story set in India.


Burford Festival

Tuesday 13th June 2017 (2:30pm)
Location:Friends Meeting House, Pytts Lane, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4SJ
Ticket, including Tea:£3 in advance, £5 at the door
Book now:burfiordfestival.org >tickets
Further information:burfordfestival.org

Sponsored by The Madhatter Bookshop

Dinah Jefferies spent her early years in Malaysia which began a lifelong fascination with the Far East. Dinah’s second novel, ‘The Tea Planter’s Wife’, was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick as well as being top of the Sunday Times bestseller list for a number of weeks. ‘The Silk Merchant’s Daughter’, published in 2016 was also a Sunday Times bestseller. Her most recent novel, ‘Before the Rains’, published as hardback in February 2017 is set in 1930s India.


Dinah Jefferies and Penny Parkes

Thursday 15th June 2017 (7pm)
Location:Waterstones, Cirencester Cafe - 14 Cricklade St, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1HY
Book now:Phone 01285 658998 or DM via Twitter @WaterCiren

Keep the 23rd March free – look who’s coming for the evening to talk about their books – ask in store for more details or Direct Message on Twitter.

Dinah Jefferies and Penny Parkes will talk about their latest books, their writing and answer any questions you have of them

This was originally due for 23rd March but has been postponed. NEW date is provisional and awaiting confirmation.


Meet Dinah Jefferies at the Corsham Bookshop

Thursday 6th July 2017 (7:30pm)
Location:The Corsham Bookshop, 16 Martingate, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 0HL

Dinah will be talking about her life as an author; the trials, tribulatons and moments of fun. She will talk about her latest book, Before the Rains, set in a princely state in Rajputana in the 1930s. Afterwards she will sign any of her books that you purchase on the day.


Bewdley Book Week

Monday 4th September 2017 (2:30pm - 4:00pm)
Location:Riverside Church Hall, Dog Lane, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 2EF
Ticket:£4.50
Book now:Bewdley Book Week Box Office
Further information:Bewdley Book Week 2017

Shortly after appearing in Book Week in 2015 Dinah’s novel The Tea Planter’s Wife shot to the top of the Sunday Times bestseller list.

In this return visit to Bewdley, Dinah will talk about her latest book Before the Rains which is set in Rajasthan in 1930.

It’s a romantic heart-wrenching story, full of action, suspense and secrets.

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