The Veil of Illusion by Rebecca Ryman
A Novel

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Set in nineteenth-century India, a novel examines the repercussions of romance between Maya Raventhorne, daughter of a bitter half-caste who is presumed dead, and Christian Pendleton, the naive son of an English official with a secret past. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.
 

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Published August 1, 1995 by St Martins Pr. 632 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 Ryman's sequel to Olivia and Jai (1990)a tale of lust, racism, and honor in the British Rajhas noble intentions but lacks the subtlety and restraint to realize them.

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Set primarily in Calcutta in the 1870s, this lush, involving sequel to Olivia and Jai chronicles the efforts of the widowed Englishwoman Olivia Raventhorne to restore the tarnished reputation of her beloved Eurasian husband, Jai, who has been branded a traitor because of his alleged involvement i...

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India Today

No matter how gorgeous Maya is with her violet eyes and a cascade of corn-coloured hair, she knows she will not be allowed into Calcutta's polite English society.

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