Specially selected by Maura Healy, this series aims to offer an innovative and adventurous collection of texts that demonstrates the best of women's writing, both black and white. Complete texts reflecting a range of genres as well as different cultures and experiences are offered and the volumes contain study material and assignments at a range of levels to deepen pupils' enjoyment and understanding of literature. A reading log is also included with ideas for group and individual assignments to help pupils find their way around the texts. This story is about Olivia who, beloved by her dull husband and bored with her lifestyle in the small Indian town of Satipur, embarks on an affair with the glamorous but dangerous local prince. Many years later her step-granddaughter goes back to Satipur to find out the truth about the scandalous events which put Olivia outside the bands of conventional society. The series is intended for 14-16 year olds sitting GCSE English and English Literature and adults taking English examinations and overseas students. It is suitable for those taking GCSE-LEAG, NEA, SEG and MEG examinations.