Before the Rains

  • by Dinah Jefferies
  • Narrated by Naomi Frederick
  • 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies, read by Naomi Frederick.
A gripping, heart-wrenching tale of love against the odds from number one Sunday Times best-selling author Dinah Jefferies.
Rajputana, India, 1930. Since her husband's death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When the British government sends her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she's determined to make a name for herself. But when Eliza arrives at the palace, she meets Jay, the Prince's handsome, brooding younger brother. Brought together by their desire to improve conditions for local people, Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families - and society - think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what's expected and following their hearts.


What the Critics Say

''Beautifully written and heart-rending, Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity.'' (Kate Furnivall on The Silk Merchant's Daughter)


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Customer Reviews

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Pleasant surprises

Kept me enchanted and wanting to learn more of India. Well written and read. Superb.
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- Anne maitland

Before the rains

Not a patch on the tea planters wife by the same author.
It starts well but I thought the end spoilt it for me as it was a bit slushy and completely unrealistic
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-02-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd