Between the Lines Book Club: The Fishing Fleet

between the lines book club logoThis month we are reading The Fishing Fleet: Husband Hunting in the Raj, by Anne de Courcy. We’ll be discussing the book at Arden Dimick Library at 10:30AM on November 18th. Please note that this date is early! Usually Book Club meets on the fourth Saturday of each month, but in November we have it a week earlier to accomodate Thanksgiving travel.

The Fishing Fleet is a nonfiction book about the women who travelled to India from England in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries in search of husbands. One of these women was my great-grandaunt. Another, and much earlier, member of the Fishing Fleet was an older relative of Jane Austen’s.

Here are some reviews of the book:

New York Times

The Washington Times

History Today


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