Third volume of M M Kaye's autobiography
This is M. M. Kaye's enchanting new memoir of growing up in the age of Empire. In The Sun in the Morning she remembered her first eighteen years in India and England and described with brilliant and vivid detail her love affair with India - its people, scents, vibrant colours and dramatic landscapes. In Golden Afternoon she was plunged into the glories of the Delhi Season on her return from an English boarding school. Now, in Enchanted Evening, we see M. M. Kaye torn away from her beloved India to set up home in China - a country where she is disoriented by unfamiliar customs and confusing protocol. However, it is here that she discovers the giddy pleasure of independence, gained through the success of her painting. She then moves to London, to cramped digs in South Kensington, where she begins to make her mark with her writing. This volume is unmistakably M. M. Kaye - the vivid memories and sparkling wit carry us through to as romantic an ending in the cool of the Indian hills as the young and idealistic Kaye herself could ever have wished.