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The Astonishing Story of Mary Alice Berners

Simon Pearce

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The Astonishing Story of Mary Alice Berners

This is the truly astonishing story of Mary Alice Berners who was
born into a life of wealth and privilege at the height of Queen
Victoria's reign and the ever increasing reach of the British

Mary Alice followed her own path; passionate, determined and
resilient. She married in secret and travelled thousands of miles
between England, India and the Far East as an officer's wife.

Tragedy was never far away with the loss of an infant daughter,
divorce from a cruel and adulterous husband and the death of a
brother, brother-in-law and son in the Great War.

She faced her challenges with considerable courage and
ingenuity, eventually leaving England and forging an incredible
new life in the beauty and serenity of the Himalayan foothills.

"A most extraordinary personality, on quite its own plane."

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The Astonishing Story of Mary Alice Berners

Available from June 25th 2021

A book that captures the life of a remarkable, courageous and resilient woman, Mary Alice Berners, eldest daughter of Charles Berners Esq. of Woolverstone Park, Suffolk. Her extraordinary story will capture your heart and endlessly fascinate. This account places her life in the context of her family and world events. Her story has been carefully pieced together for the first time and reveals a complex, enigmatic and unique character.

374 pp             50 colour plates

£14.95, plus P and P

Please contact me directly if you would like to purchase a copy of the book.

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"A most extraordinary personality, on quite its own plane"

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