• Packed with colour, history, atmosphere and plenty of twists and turns, this is a lush, escapist read

    Sunday Express
  • Before the Rains is a sizzling, eye-opening page-turner and confirms Jefferies's reputation as both a master storyteller and an acute observer of 20th century colonial history.

    Lancashire Post
  • Beautifully written and heart-rending

    Katie Fforde on 'The Tea Planter's Wife'
  • Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity

    Kate Furnivall on 'The Silk Merchant's Daughter'
  • My ideal read - I couldn't put it down

    Santa Montefiore on 'The Tea Planter's Wife'

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