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Enchanted Evening: Volume III of the Autobiography of M. M. Kaye

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In the first volume of her autobiography, The Sun in the Morning, M.M. Kaye detailed the first eighteen years of her life in India and England and introduced readers to her love affair with India. She brought to life its people, scents, vibrant colors, and breathtaking landscapes. In the second volume, Golden Afternoon, she happily returned to her beloved India after years ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published December 5th 2000 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1999)
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Hannah
A poignant and truely lovely finale of Kaye's 3 volume auto-biography of her early childhood and young adulthood life. I only wish she had been able to pen an additional volume (or 2) covering her marriage, children, writing success and twilight years, but am happy to have these 3 books of my favorite author.
Amy C.C. Hsiao
I've only done 14% so far, and it's quite entertaining. Even the misunderstandings are quite fun!

For example, reading Kaye's father entering the study in Peking house and witnessing servants doing worshiping at a painting, I could tell from the descriptions of the painting that they were actually paying respect to a Kuan-Yin Pu-sa (a Buddhist goddess considered one of the many incarnations of Buddha) instead of Lau-Fo-yeh (Tzu-Xi, the regent queen). The legendary regent queen was never treated
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L F
Her life was like a novel. What a truly interesting woman. She must have been a incredibly forceful and yet strangely approachable person. She knew what she wanted and didn't accept anything less.
Josephine
Given that Kaye and Goff Hamilton ended up remaining married for decades, it is only to be assumed that the subsequent six decades of Kaye's life could be summed up as "happily ever after", at least in regards relationships. That said, I too am left wondering "What happened next?" I think the three volumes of her biography were intended to cover only the early portion of her life, prior to her marriage, though given the length of these three, I can't imagine she'd have time to finish the rest at ...more
Terrie
If M. M. "Mouse" Kaye were still on the planet I would be begging for the rest of the story! As it is, I'm glad she took the time to write what she did - remarkable
Linda Wulf
Enjoyed it as much as the first two. But where is the rest of her life? I really thought it would go further.
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M. M. Kaye (Mary Margaret) was born in India and spent her early childhood and much of her early-married life there. Her family ties with the country are strong: her grandfather, father, brother and husband all served the British Raj. After India's independence, her husband, Major-General Goff Hamilton of Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides (the famous Indian Army regiment featured in The Far Pav ...more
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