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Charles Allen is an oral and military historian specialising in colonial matters. He is the author of several previous books and lives in north London.
'One of the most enjoyable books I have read ... It is an authentic record of the survivors of British India ... a book which takes on where Kipling left off' ANTONIA FRASER *** 'Both a guide and an entertaining companion ... Humour, drama and regret fill its pages' MAIL ON SUNDAY *** 'A lovely and compelling account of what India meant to the British between 1900 and 1947 ... One of the best' THE TIMES