One of her six best books, as told to the Daily Express:
Sea of PoppiesRead about the other books on the list.
by Amitav Ghosh
My partner recommended this story of a 19th-century voyage across the Indian Ocean with storm-tossed people working out their destinies against a background of colonial struggle.
Bursting with vivid characters, adventure and a fire-cracking use of words it’s part one of a trilogy.
Sea of Poppies appears on Janice Y. K. Lee's list of five best novels set in the British-colonial East.