Note: Participant took ill and was unable to attend the 2017 FGLF
In this #1 Sunday Times bestseller, set in 1920’s Ceylon, nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper steps off a steamer in Colombo full of optimism, eager to join her new husband. But the man who greets her at the tea plantation is not the same one she fell in love with in London. Distant and brooding, Laurence spends long days wrapped up in his work, leaving his young bride to explore the plantation alone – a place filled with clues to the past.
Join Dinah Jefferies for this conversation that explores the writing of the novel and what inspired it. A chance to understand the book better and enhance your reading experience of this page-turner of a novel.
“… an engrossing tale of mystery, manners, and prejudice set against the backdrop of Ceylon (current-day Sri Lanka)… Jefferies shows that she can weave a suspenseful tale in which characters’ complex motivations converge in surprising ways.” – Publishers Weekly (USA).
Enjoy a cup of tea by Lipton before the event commences. Tea service starts at 2 p.m. and ends at 2.30 p.m.
- Participant Bio: Dinah Jefferies
- Moderator: Artika Bakshi.
Unilever Foods is happy to be associated with Dinah Jefferies’s visit to the Festival. Her travel is sponsored by Sri Lankan Airlines.