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A true story about Ursula Graham Bower whose daring WWII exploits earned her the Member of the British Empire Medal and newspaper headlines as the “Naga Queen.”

In 1930s Britain, an upper-class young woman yearns for the excitement and adventure that seems to be reserved exclusively for men. “Come visit me in India,” her friend Alexa writes, and Ursula Graham Bower does, un
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Paperback, 372 pages
Published June 24th 2013 by Create Space (first published June 13th 2011)
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Charline Ratcliff
Jul 07, 2014 Charline Ratcliff rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading “Naga Queen” which is a fictional biography about Ursula Graham Bower. Some non-fiction facts about Ursula Graham Bower: she was a fiercely independent woman who became one of the pioneer anthropologists in the Naga Hills from 1937 – 1946 and, as if that wasn’t unprecedented enough for a woman in that day and age, she also became a guerrilla fighter in Burma against the Japanese from 1942 – 1945. Needless to say, Ursula was an amazingly complex and interesting woman and ...more
Pauline Hayton
Aug 04, 2013 Pauline Hayton rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Naga Queen
Pauline Hayton
Hayton Publishing (2011)
ISBN 9780983586302
Reviewed by Charline Ratcliff for RebeccasReads (8/11)
I just finished reading “Naga Queen” which is a fictional biography about Ursula Graham Bower. Some non-fiction facts about Ursula Graham Bower: she was a fiercely independent woman who became one of the pioneer anthropologists in the Naga Hills from 1937 – 1946 and, as if that wasn’t unprecedented enough for a woman in that day and age, she also became a guerrilla fighter in B
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Marlene Chabot
Apr 16, 2015 Marlene Chabot rated it it was amazing
Pauline Hayton writes a wonderful story about the life of Ursala Graham Bower beginning in the 1930's. Bower's interest in the Naga people of India begins from an innocent visit to a dear friend living in India. Ursala falls in love with the people in the hills who used to be cannibals and wants to live among them. She moves there and helps the people when they have health issues. Eventually war looms and she and some of the village men she works with help secure their part of the country from a ...more
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Aug 05, 2013 Marty Durham rated it really liked it
It brings the natives alive! I want to go there.
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Pauline Hayton was born in 1946 in the northeast of England and worked twelve years as a probation officer in her hometown of Middlesbrough before immigrating to the United States in 1991 with her husband Peter. They live in Naples, Florida, willing slaves to four bossy cats who adopted them during the recession.

After listening to her father’s war stories and reading his tattered wartime diaries,
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