A reader’s view

Just before the lockdown a friend bought a copy and this is what she said.

I have read your book and am very impressed. First of all, I like the originality of the layout, the quality of the paper and the photographs; quite unusual these days. The historical background and research you have undertaken is incredible. It appears there is little that is straightforward in India, Kashmir or with the people.

Your account of the floods of 2014 and the effect on the people is very moving. It must have been a terrifying experience for you and Jean; not the normal holiday experience. Also, your reference to your family who lived and worked in Kashmir makes your journey and experiences very personal and moving.

Well done Mike on a fascinating and informative book. I was half in love with India after my trip but if I return to India, a visit to Kashmir certainly appeals. Your love and enthusiasm for the region is infectious!