Our Paperback Book of the Month

The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj by Anne de Courcy

Paperback £7.99

fishing fleetWhen British rule in India was at its height, the ships arriving at the ports of Madras, Clacutta and Bombay brought with them countless eligible young women.  These were the girls of the ‘Fishing Fleet’, who travelled to India in the hope of finding a husband.

De Courcy’s book tell the amazing stories of these women who married into the Raj. They were true adventurers and intrepid young women.