Scotland to Shalimar
‘This is a charming book, which captures a side of our history seldom remembered; stoicism and invention in India before the dawn of the Raj, delight in the flowers and landscape, filling time during long days in a foreign land newly under British rule, and a sense of cheerful duty when confronted with the unexpected... Completely enchanting’
Joanna Lumley OBE FRGS
Many a loft is full of family memorabilia, but Bryony Hill’s collection is extraordinary. Packed to the rafters withphotographs and historical documents, Bryony Hill has finally achieved her dream of studying those precious albums to reveal a record of her British family who left the Highlands for India during the reign of George III, continuing through to the reign of Queen Victoria, the high noon of the Raj.
In Scotland to Shalimar – a Family’s Life in India you’ll find family portraits dating back to the 18th century, herancestor’s watercolour images and precious sketches that mingle amongst favourite family recipes, stories of courage, riddles and rhymes – all collected through the generations. This well-researched, fascinating book creates a vivid and unique portrait of life at different stages in the ever-fascinating history of the British and their on-going relationship with India.