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The Resource The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj, Anne De Courcy

The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj, Anne De Courcy

Label
The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj
Title
The fishing fleet
Title remainder
husband-hunting in the Raj
Statement of responsibility
Anne De Courcy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to India to work as administrators, soldiers and businessmen. With the advent of steam travel and the opening of the Suez Canal, countless young women, suffering at the lack of eligible men in Britain, followed in their wake. This amorphous band was composed of daughters returning after their English education, girls invited to stay with married sisters or friends and yet others whose declared or undeclared goal was simply to find a husband. They were known as the Fishing Fleet and this book is their story, hitherto untold
Summary
Drawing on first-hand accounts and photographs, this fascinating true account follows the young women who traveled across the British Empire, from the Victorian age to the end of World War II, to India where they hoped to find husbands among the colonial businessman and bureaucrats
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10282306
Cataloging source
DLC
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De Courcy, Anne
Dewey number
954.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • De Courcy, Anne
  • British
  • Mate selection
  • India
  • India
Target audience
adult
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husband-hunting in the Raj
Label
The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj, Anne De Courcy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-318) and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.`Champagne has been known to allay sea sickness when all else failed' -- The Voyage Out -- 2.`Happy hunting-ground of the single girl' -- The Women Who Went Out -- 3.`Kisses on the boat deck' -- Love at Sea -- 4.`A ٳ00-a-year man - dead or alive' -- The Men They Met -- 5.`Welcome to India' -- Arrivals -- 6.`A hell of a heat' -- The Climate -- 7.`Parties, parties, parties' -- The Social Whirl -- 8.The Viceroy's Daughter -- Elisabeth Bruce -- 9.`There are so many "Ladies"' -- Viceregal Entertainments -- 10.`I told him it was only the moonlight' -- Courtship -- 11.`It would be a pleasure to be in his harem, I thought' -- Maharajas -- 12.`Us and them' -- Brits and Indians -- 13.Thought my heart was going to jump out of my body' -- Grace Trotter -- 14.`Where every Jack has someone else's Jill' -- The Hills -- 15.`"No" would have been unthinkable' -- Engagement -- 16.Daughter of the Raj -- Bethea Field -- 17.`Colonels must marry' -- Marriage --
  • Contents note continued: 18.`No one will want to marry me now!' -- Perils -- 19.`As I inspected ours I sighed a bit' -- The First Home -- 20.`But what about horses? And polo? And parties?' -- Iris Butler -- 21.`Just lift up your skirts and you'll be all right' -- Up Country -- 22.`Cheerio, old girl' -- Sheila Hingston
Control code
000049619515
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 335 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780297868477
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map, ports.
Label
The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj, Anne De Courcy
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-318) and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.`Champagne has been known to allay sea sickness when all else failed' -- The Voyage Out -- 2.`Happy hunting-ground of the single girl' -- The Women Who Went Out -- 3.`Kisses on the boat deck' -- Love at Sea -- 4.`A ٳ00-a-year man - dead or alive' -- The Men They Met -- 5.`Welcome to India' -- Arrivals -- 6.`A hell of a heat' -- The Climate -- 7.`Parties, parties, parties' -- The Social Whirl -- 8.The Viceroy's Daughter -- Elisabeth Bruce -- 9.`There are so many "Ladies"' -- Viceregal Entertainments -- 10.`I told him it was only the moonlight' -- Courtship -- 11.`It would be a pleasure to be in his harem, I thought' -- Maharajas -- 12.`Us and them' -- Brits and Indians -- 13.Thought my heart was going to jump out of my body' -- Grace Trotter -- 14.`Where every Jack has someone else's Jill' -- The Hills -- 15.`"No" would have been unthinkable' -- Engagement -- 16.Daughter of the Raj -- Bethea Field -- 17.`Colonels must marry' -- Marriage --
  • Contents note continued: 18.`No one will want to marry me now!' -- Perils -- 19.`As I inspected ours I sighed a bit' -- The First Home -- 20.`But what about horses? And polo? And parties?' -- Iris Butler -- 21.`Just lift up your skirts and you'll be all right' -- Up Country -- 22.`Cheerio, old girl' -- Sheila Hingston
Control code
000049619515
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 335 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780297868477
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map, ports.

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