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M. M. Kaye (1908–2004)

Author of The Far Pavilions

Includes the names: M.m Kay, Kaye M M, M. M. Kaye, Mollie Kaye, M.M. Kaye HB, Mary M. Kaye, Mary Margaret Kaye

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M. M. Kaye was born on August 21, 1908 in Simla, India to British parents. She wrote numerous books during her lifetime including Death Walks in Kashmir, Later than You Think, Shadow of the Moon, Trade Wind, The Far Pavilions, The Sun in the Morning, Golden Afternoon, and Enchanted Evening. She also wrote and illustrated children's books including The Ordinary Princess. She died on January 29, 2004 at the age of 95. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Far Pavilions… (more)
The Far Pavilions 2,332 copies, 64 reviews
The Ordinary Princess 1,648 copies, 46 reviews
Shadow of the Moon 905 copies, 19 reviews
Trade Wind 490 copies, 4 reviews
Death in Kashmir 396 copies, 10 reviews
Death in Zanzibar 369 copies, 13 reviews
Death in Cyprus 346 copies, 10 reviews
Death in Kenya 308 copies, 6 reviews
Death in Berlin 297 copies, 12 reviews
Death in the Andamans 286 copies, 10 reviews
The Sun in the Morning 198 copies, 6 reviews
Golden Afternoon 79 copies, 1 review
The Far Pavilions, Volume 1 64 copies, 2 reviews
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Mary Margaret ("Mollie") Kaye was born in India into a family of military officers and statesmen that had served the British government for many generations. Sir John William Kaye, one of her grandfather's cousins, was Political Secretary of the India Office and the author of the classic histories of the Indian Mutiny and the First Afghan War. Another cousin, Edward Kaye, commanded a battery at the 1857 Siege of Delhi and was later made a Lieutenant General. Mollie Kaye was born in Simla, the summer capital of the Raj, and spent the cool months of the year living in Delhi. In her obituary, the Guardian said, "[S]he was raised by servants, speaking Hindustani before English, while playing around gun emplacements and dodging her ayah to listen to storytellers in the Delhi bazaar. Like Kipling's Kim, she thought herself Indian, 'just a member of a different caste in a land of castes'. " After education at boarding school in England, Mollie returned to India. In 1945, she married Major-General Goff Hamilton of Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides; the couple had two daughters. Her husband's military postings took Mollie all over the world, and she juggled her duties as a mother and an officer's wife with her writing under the pen name M.M. Kaye. Her 3-volume autobiography is called Share of Summer and comprises The Sun In The Morning (1990), Golden Afternoon (1997), and Enchanted Evening (1999).
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