An Indian summer

The Residency, Rajgarh, 1880 It isn’t a firing squad. It is just tea at the Residency, Miss Matilda Harrison told herself sternly as she wiped her brow with her muslin handkerchief.  All she had to do was state her case. Lord Haskins, the British Resident, was a reasonable man. If she wanted to leave, the

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Knock, Knock

The British love to talk about the weather. It’s their go-to topic when all else fails. I, personally, find it one of the dullest things to talk about, especially these days, when any mention of the weather segues into a discussion about climate change.  Yet, right now, standing outside the door of my house in

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