January 29th, 2012

andrew potter

M.M. Kaye (August 21, 1908 - January 29, 2004)

Mary Margaret ('Mollie') Kaye (August 21, 1908 - January 29, 2004) was a British writer. Her most famous book was The Far Pavilions (1978).

Mary Margaret Kaye's two bestselling novels, The Far Pavilions and Shadow of the Moon have established her as one of the great historical novelists of our time. Not since Kipling has there been an author who combines such a profound understanding of India and its people with a storytelling gift of such rich imagination and narrative skill.

M.M. Kaye comes from a long line of soldiers and statesmen whose service under the Raj goes back to the early years of the nineteen century, when India was still a land of native principalities and kingdoms ruled by maharajas and administered by British officials. Her grandfather, William Kaye of the Bengal Civil Service, was among the last to attend Addiscombe, the East India Company's college. One of his cousins, Sir John Kaye, was Political Secretary of the India Office and the author of a classic six-volume history of the Indian Mutiny; another cousin, Edward Kaye, commanded a battery at the famous Siege of Delhi and was later made a Lieutenant General. Her father, Sir Cecil Kaye, served in the Indian Army and became Director of Central Intelligence; and her brother William - the last Kaye to serve in the 'India-of-the-Raj' - carried on the distinguished family tradition.

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M.M. Kaye's Books on Amazon: M.M. Kaye

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.M._Kaye

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andrew potter

Around the World: Singapore

First week in Singapore of the next 5, everything is fine, yesterday I was a little out, probably Jet Lag, and today I gave up after visiting the Colonial District, even if it was in plan to see also Chinatown... will do next Saturday.

In the meantime here are some shots:


This is one of my favorite, the old Bridge and the new Skyscrapers

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