Wednesday, August 21, 2013

M.M. Kaye wrote The Far Pavilions

It is the birthday of writer M.M. Kaye (1908), who is remembered for her best-selling epic novel The Far Pavilions (1978), the story of an English officer during the British rule of India. The book drew on Mary Margaret Kaye's experiences as a child and young adult in India and is partly based on her grandfather's writings. It sold millions of copies. Kaye also wrote Shadow of the Moon (1957) and Trade Wind (1963) as well as an autobiographical trilogy The Sun in the Morning (1990), Golden Afternoon (1997), and Enchanted Evening (1999). Her Death in … series was set in various duty stations of her British army officer husband, including Berlin, Cyprus,  Kashmir, Kenya, and Zanzibar. The Far Pavilions was adapted as HBO's first miniseries (1984) and as a British stage musical (2005).

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