About the Author
Anabel Loyd has lived and worked in India and is a constant visitor to the sub-continent from the UK. She is fascinated by Indian history and culture with a particular interest in the first half of the 20th century leading at last to Independence. She writes a regular column for the Indian Telegraph on British current events with occasional excursions in other directions. When she read Mary Minto’s journal over a wet weekend in the Scottish Borders, it was at first with fellow feeling for another Mother of five who further suffered corsets and complicated Edwardian clothes whatever the Calcutta heat. There proved to be far more to Mary than minor domestic irritations and Anabel has greatly enjoyed her company, however gaspingly reactionary some of her opinions appear today.