Valerie Fitzgerald

Valerie Fitzgerald

in India
January 01, 1927


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Valerie Fitzgerald's novel, Zemindar, won in 1980 the Georgette Heyer Historical Novel prize and in 1982 the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association. This incomparable saga of love and war, tragedy and trumph, is drawn from personal experience. Her grandmother lived through the Indian mutiny so vividly recreated in this splendid novel. And when Ms. Fitzgerald's soldier father was posted to Luchnow during World War II, she spent her adolescent years in the city and her summers on a zemindari estate similar to Oliver Erskin's fabulous realm.

Valerie says of the writing of Zemindar which t

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“l have no recollection of just when, or more important, why l set about telling the story of the Siege. l suppose it was because l realized l had the right background - and because no one else, as far as I knew, had ever tried it.”
Valerie Fitzgerald

“Being asked for one's advice is always flattering”
Valerie Fitzgerald, Zemindar

“I cried silently in the unsilent dark”
Valerie Fitzgerald, Zemindar

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