It was the spring of 1947 when Lord and Lady Mountbatten arrived in New Delhi. India was on the brink of civil war. The reluctant vicereine was a rebel, a rulebreaker. She was a troubled soul, a great beauty, a firecracker. But the glamour was a façade. Behind it was a highly intelligent woman of influence and power. Her lovers included Jawaharlal Nehru. No one could have imagined the maelstrom of intrigue, events and relationships that would change their lives and those of millions of Indians forever. Set amidst the turmoil of Partition, The Last Vicereine
is a heartbreaking story of the birth of two nations, of love, grief, tragedy, inhumanity and of the triumph of hope.