History Book Festival virtual event with Sujata Massey, author of The Bombay Prince

August 19th, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Please join us on Thursday, August 19, at 5 p.m. Eastern, for a 2021 History Book Festival virtual event with Sujata Massey, author of  The Bombay Prince (Soho Press, 2021). This event is free but registration is required.

About the book
In November 1921, Edward VIII, Prince of Wales and India’s future ruler, arrives in Bombay to begin a national tour. As local unrest spirals into riots, Freny Cuttingmaster, an 18-year-old female student, falls from a gallery just as the prince’s procession is passing by her college. Freny had consulted with Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s first female solicitor, before her death, and Perveen suspects that something Feny confided during their conversation led to her murder. She determines to seek justice for Freny’s family.

About the author
Sujata Massey is the author of 15 novels, four of which are historical fiction set in late British colonial India. The first book in the Perveen Mistry series, The Widows of Malabar Hill (featured at the 2019 History Book Festival), was named a Publishers Weekly Best Mystery/Thriller of the Year.

How to attend the online event
All registered attendees will receive a follow-up email from “LibCal” with Zoom log-in information. If you don’t receive this email after registering, please check your SPAM folder. If you still can’t locate the email, please contact [email protected].

Purchase the book
Please help support local independent bookstores by purchasing this book at Browseabout Books, official bookseller of the History Book Festival. Online sources and digital versions are tempting; however, supporting local brick and mortar shops helps to preserve our vibrant main streets. Drop by Browseabout, order books online, or call the store at 302-226-2665. You also may purchase a copy at biblion in Lewes. Each copy purchased comes with a signed archival bookplate.



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