We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

Win a three-month subscription to Bruu: The Gourmet Tea Company!

It’s National Tea Day! What better way to celebrate AND mark the publication of Louise Brown’s debut, EDEN GARDENS than with a competition to win a three-month subscription to Bruu.

The subscription provides you with a box of three gorgeous teas to sample each month, with enough for forty cups to enjoy with a good book through each month. To enter simply email bookends@hachette.co.uk with your address under the subject link ‘Bruu Competition’. Full Terms and Conditions can be read here.

EDEN GARDENS is the rich tale of Maisy and her family, living in the colourful but impoverished streets of 1940’s Calcutta in the shadow of the colonial mansions of the British. As Maisy’s Mam has been driven to drink and entertaining officers to at night to try in the face of poverty, the family’s fortunes rest on her daughter. But Maisy is wild and too easily distracted by the bazaar food and the excitement of forbidden alleyways to be seeking a wealthy match in more affluent society.

Then her tutor falls ill and his poetic son, Sunil stands in his place. Ambitious for an independent India, he utterly seduces Maisy and so begins a love affair that will decide her future, just as the empire begins to crumble in the wake of World War II.

EDEN GARDENS is our reading group pick for April – check out an extract and some questions here. Buy it now in paperback and ebook.

Find out more about Bruu here.


Liked this? Why not catch up on…

… our pick of books with the best settings