That Sweet and Savage Land
By Elizabeth Darrell
A treacherous love in a land of turmoil
When Elizabeth Delacourt marries her husband, William, she does not expect a life of adventure and colour. But she hasn’t bargained for the days of mindless boredom spent with female in-laws while her husband joins his troops in India. Then, while out riding one morning, she meets a man who changes the course of her life forever.
Witty, intelligent and debonair, John Stavenham stands for the exact opposite of Elizabeth’s dull and dreadful existence. She is instantly drawn by his vitality and falls hopelessly in love. But John must return to his regiment in the same far-off continent as her husband.
Unable to bear the drab life in England any longer, Elizabeth travels secretly to India and finds a country shaken by mutiny and bloodshed. This, however, is only the first of many startling discoveries she is to make in her quest for love through a war-torn land . . .
Elizabeth Darrell is the penname of Emma Drummond, born in 1931. Her father was a member of the British Army stationed in Hong Kong, where Drummond spent the early years of her life. As well as writing books, she worked in the Women’s Royal Army Corps. Her books include Concerto, The Savage Sky and At the Going Down of the Sun.