The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj / Anne de Courcy.

The fascinating and entertaining true stories of the young Victorian women on the hunt for husbands among the colonial businessmen and bureaucrats in the Raj.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: De Courcy, Anne (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : Harper, 2014.
Edition:First U.S. edition.
Table of Contents:
  • 'Champagne has been known to allay sea sickness when all else failed' : The voyage out
  • 'Happy hunting-ground of the single girl' : The women who went out
  • 'Kisses on the boat deck' : Love at sea
  • 'A Ł300-a-year man-- dead or alive' : The men they met
  • 'Welcome to India' : Arrivals
  • 'A hell of a heat' : The climate
  • 'Parties, parties, parties' : The social whirl
  • The viceroy's daughter : Elisabeth Bruce
  • 'There are so many "ladies"' : Viceregal entertainments
  • 'I told him it was only the moonlight' : Courtship
  • 'It would be a pleasure to be in his harem, I thought' : Maharajas
  • 'Us and them' : Brits and Indians
  • 'I thought my heart was going to jump out of my body' : Grace Trotter
  • 'Where every Jack has someone else's Jill' : The hills
  • '"No" would have been unthinkable' : Engagement
  • Daughter of the Raj : Bethea Field
  • 'Colonels must marry' : Marriage
  • 'No one will want to marry me now!' : Perils
  • 'As I inspected ours I sighed a bit' : The first home
  • 'But what about horses? And polo? And parties?' : Iris Butler
  • 'Just lift up your skirts and you'll be all right' : Up country
  • 'Cheerio, old girl' : Sheila Hingston.