I am looking forward to a talk this evening organised by The Chorleywood Book Festival. Anne de Courcy has picked a topic about which we mostly know very little. During the 19th century, when Britain ruled India, many young men went out to work in the Raj in various roles. A band of women followed hoping to 'hook' a man. They were known as the Fishing Fleet and her book carries that title.
I have read my own copy of the book and am sure I shall enjoy the event.