The Sun in the Morning: My Early Years in India and England

M. M. Kaye, Author St. Martin's Press $24.95 (25p) ISBN 978-0-312-04999-7
After 77 pages of family background--her mother was the daughter of a China-based missionary and her father was a British army officer--bestselling novelist Kaye ( The Far Pavilions ), at age 82, recalls her 10 years of idyllic childhood in India as a time in paradise, and her nine years of adolescence in England as a time in purgatory. Although written with gushing, romantic enthusiasm, her kaleidoscopic story of a long-lost innocence just before and after World War I helps to explain Kaye's idealization of the British Raj and her love for Kipling's verse. These loving memories of a beautiful land and its delightful people may surprise readers of Paul Scott's much better written Raj Quartet , but it is probably equally authentic. Photos not seen by PW. Literary Guild selection. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/29/1990
Release date: 09/01/1990
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