Kaye, M M

Kaye, M M
▪ 2005

      British writer and illustrator (b. Aug. 21, 1908, Simla, India—d. Jan. 29, 2004, Lavenham, Suffolk, Eng.), captured life in India and Afghanistan during the Raj in her immensely popular novel The Far Pavilions (1978). The daughter of a British civil servant working in India, Kaye spent her early childhood there. She was sent to boarding school in England at age 10. After graduating from art school in England, she found work as an illustrator and soon began to write. She married a British army officer in 1945. Before achieving worldwide success with The Far Pavilions—which became a television miniseries in 1984—she wrote a number of children's books (as Mollie Kaye), several detective novels set in the various regions of the world to which her husband had been posted, and other historical novels. She also wrote three volumes of autobiography, The Sun in the Morning (1990), Golden Afternoon (1997), and Enchanted Evening (1999).

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