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

The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj / Anne De Courcy.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
954.03 DECO
Adult Non Fiction   Double Bay . Available .  
954.03 DECO
Adult Non Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9780297868477 (pbk.)
9780297863823 (hbk.)
0297863827 (hbk.)
9780753828960 (pbk.)
Author De Courcy, Anne
Title The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj / Anne De Courcy.
Publisher/Date London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012.
Pagination etc. ix, 335 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-318) and index.
Summary Note From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to India to work as administrators, soldiers and businessmen. With the advent of steam travel and the opening of the Suez Canal, countless young women, suffering at the lack of eligible men in Britain, followed in their wake. This amorphous band was composed of daughters returning after their English education, girls invited to stay with married sisters or friends and yet others whose declared or undeclared goal was simply to find a husband. They were known as the Fishing Fleet and this book is their story, hitherto untold.
Subject Mate selection -- India -- History
British -- India
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947
India -- Civilization -- 1765-1947
Shelf Location 954.03 DECO
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