An Ayah's Choice

Narrated by Amina Zia
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Pub Date 08 Dec 2022 | Archive Date 07 Dec 2022

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Description

Underpinned by true events, ´An Ayah's Choice´ draws us into a rarely seen aspect of British Indian history.

Following the momentous life of Jaya Devani, an Indian woman harbouring a secret that propels her to find her own agency against a backdrop of sex, class, and race discrimination.

In a small Indian village in 1900, aspiring artist Jaya Devani yearns for freedom beyond the confines of the life expected of her. When she begins a tumultuous relationship with her British colonial employer, William Edmundson, she launches herself on course for a new life as an ayah, a nanny, in London.

Arriving on British shores as the suffragette movement is growing, Jaya grapples with a choice: can she really find freedom in the arms of William, or will she have to seek out her own way to be truly free?

A story of the tenacity of the human spirit, friendship, and blazing your own path.

Perfect for fans of ´The Paris Library´ and ´The Beekeeper of Aleppo´.

Underpinned by true events, ´An Ayah's Choice´ draws us into a rarely seen aspect of British Indian history.

Following the momentous life of Jaya Devani, an Indian woman harbouring a secret that...


A Note From the Publisher

Shahida is an author, writer, public speaker and publisher. She lives in Cambridge.

Shahida is an author, writer, public speaker and publisher. She lives in Cambridge.


Advance Praise

What people are saying about ´An Ayah's Choice´:

"A rare jewel." - Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of ´The Rose Code´.

"Utterly spellbound" - Julianne MacLean, USA Today bestselling author.

"Tender and thrilling." - A.J. Gnuse, author of ´Girl in the Walls´.

"A page-turner." - Helen Pankhurst CBE, women's rights activist, and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst.

What people are saying about ´An Ayah's Choice´:

"A rare jewel." - Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of ´The Rose Code´.

"Utterly spellbound" - Julianne MacLean, USA Today bestselling...


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EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9788728402818
PRICE £10.99 (GBP)
DURATION 9 Hours, 47 Minutes

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