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An epic novel set in eighteenth-century India about love, loss and exile, and the fate of individuals when two cultures collide


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An ebook edition of the book.


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A special edition hardback (only ever available from Unbound)

Collectable / Sold out

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Collectable + Indian handmade journal / Sold out

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Read With a Friend

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Two signed special edition hardback shipped together (paying postage once).

A collectable double whammy

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A special signed hardback edition plus a signed paperback of Claire’s previous book (Last Seen in Lhasa) about her amazing seven journeys to Tibet.

The story behind the book

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Author’s notes, photos from India, historical details presented as a digital ‘scrap book’ plus a special edition hardback and the ebook edition

Tailored travel advice for India

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Going to India? Claire will give tailored written advice on where to go, what to see and most importantly, which Indian authors to read, plus a special hardback edition and the ebook edition

One-day Creative Writing Workshop

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Your place at a one-day creative writing workshop with the author, plus signed special hardback book and the ebook edition
Limited to 12 people, London only.

Small Book Group

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A Skype visit to your book group from Claire where she’ll answer all your questions about the book, the writing process and other writerly stuff, plus five signed special hardback editions and the ebook edition

Individual 1-hour mentoring session (via Skype)

3 pledges

Your chance to work directly with Claire. We discuss up to 2000 words of your writing; you get to ask questions on any writing dilemma; plus signed special hardback edition and the ebook edition

Package of three 1-hour mentoring sessions (via Skype)

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Your chance to work directly with Claire and go deeper with your writing. Ideal for craft issues or if you're preparing to submit to a publisher; plus signed special hardback edition and the ebook edition

Patron / Sold out

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Corporate Patron / Sold out