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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

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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
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
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
Dewey number
954.03
Label
The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj, Anne De Courcy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-318) and index
Control code
31197632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 335 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780297868477
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 31197632
  • (Sirsi) 31197632
Label
The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj, Anne De Courcy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-318) and index
Control code
31197632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 335 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780297868477
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 31197632
  • (Sirsi) 31197632

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