Where the Peacocks Sing

Where the Peacocks Sing

A Palace, A Prince, and the Search for Home

Book - 2013
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How far would you travel for love? In her sparkling memoir, journalist Alison Singh Gee learns that love, riches, and a place to call home can be found in the most unexpected places.

Alison Singh Gee was a glamorous magazine writer with a serious Jimmy Choo habit, a weakness for five-star Balinese resorts, and a reputation for dating highborn British men. Then she met Ajay, a charming and unassuming Indian journalist, and her world turned upside down. Traveling from her shiny, rapid-fire life in Hong Kong to Ajay's native village, Alison learns that not all is as it seems. Turns out that Ajay is a landed prince (of sorts), but his family palace is falling to pieces. Replete with plumbing issues, strange noises, and intimidating relatives, her new love's ramshackle palace, Mokimpur, is a broken-down relic in desperate need of a makeover. And Alison wonders if she can soldier on for the sake of the man who just might be her soul mate.

This modern-day fairytale, WHERE THE PEACOCKS SING, takes readers on a cross-cultural journey from the manicured gardens of Beverly Hills, to the bustling streets of Hong Kong and finally to the rural Indian countryside as Alison comes to terms with her complicated new family, leaves the modern world behind, and learns the true meaning of home.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9780312378783
Branch Call Number: 070.92 GEE
Characteristics: v, 279 pages :,illustrations (some color).


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Dec 30, 2018

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Jan 17, 2015

he must have some damn good love considering that he comes off as a selfish boor but hey if it works for her.

ChristchurchLib Jun 10, 2013

"An award-winning international journalist describes her unlikely love affair with the heir to a ramshackle, 100-room palace in India, recounting her cross-cultural journey in the rural Indian countryside where she abandoned modern comforts and embraced new perspectives on home and family." June 2013 Armchair Travel newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=642947

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