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Lynsdale Raj
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John Lynsdale was born to be the King of England. Deprived of his birthright by a weak father and a scheming woman, John follows his repetitive dream to India, a land of opportunity riven by little men squabbling for power. In Britain, too, the restless Scots want their own king, the common people are miserable and the hostile kingdoms of Europe are a looming threat across the narrow English Channel. John Lynsdale’s world, 300 years ago, was much like ours today. This is the story of his adventures, the intrigues he faced in the multi-national East India Company, his many loves and mystical awakening. In Fort St. George, Madras, he encounters the cold, ruthless, Norbert Kline and, together, they are besieged in a monsoon-drenched fortress and emerge victorious. But when he falls in love with the beautiful Armenian woman, Ann Hawkenian, the petty-minded expatriates in the Fort spurn him for choosing a ‘country-born’ wife. Lured to Calcutta by a suave mercenary agent, John Lynsdale and Ann then set off to find their dream kingdom in the Himalayas. This is John Lynsdale’s swashbuckling story, but is his story History? Perhaps. Sometimes fact and fiction converge curiously.


Colleen Gantzer
Colleen Gantzer
Author
Hugh and Colleen Gantzer live their dream. Colleen had always wanted to fly and she did pilot a plane in the Swiss Alps while Hugh sat behind saying a rosary, just in case! Hugh had longed to see those far away places with their strange sounding names so he joined the Indian Navy. Hugh took premature retirement when he was the Judge Advocate of the Southern Naval Area and Hugh and Colleen decided to become a travel-writer-photographer team. Suddenly, things changed. They found themselves surfing on the great travel wave that was sweeping across the world. In quick succession they launched India s first travel column carried in all editions of a national daily on the editorial page. They hosted 52 weekly episodes of India s first nation-wide TV travel show, wrote the first travel scripts for dot.coms, won national and international awards, toured India and the world as guests of eager tourism organisations. They have, possibly, visited, photographed and written about more places in India than anyone else in the long history of our land.Once, a greatly revered maternal uncle, who had just retired as India s Naval Chief, had asked them, How long more will you continue to travel? That was before they were invited to a winter ball in Vienna. Today, for six months every year, when they re not in their Victorian cottage in the oak woods of the Himalayas, they re still travelling...and they re still having a ball.
Hugh Gantzer
Hugh Gantzer
Author
Hugh and Colleen Gantzer live their dream. Colleen had always wanted to fly and she did pilot a plane in the Swiss Alps while Hugh sat behind saying a rosary, just in case! Hugh had longed to see those far away places with their strange sounding names so he joined the Indian Navy. Hugh took premature retirement when he was the Judge Advocate of the Southern Naval Area and Hugh and Colleen decided to become a travel-writer-photographer team. Suddenly, things changed. They found themselves surfing on the great travel wave that was sweeping across the world. In quick succession they launched India s first travel column carried in all editions of a national daily on the editorial page. They hosted 52 weekly episodes of India s first nation-wide TV travel show, wrote the first travel scripts for dot.coms, won national and international awards, toured India and the world as guests of eager tourism organisations. They have, possibly, visited, photographed and written about more places in India than anyone else in the long history of our land.Once, a greatly revered maternal uncle, who had just retired as India s Naval Chief, had asked them, How long more will you continue to travel? That was before they were invited to a winter ball in Vienna. Today, for six months every year, when they re not in their Victorian cottage in the oak woods of the Himalayas, they re still travelling...and they re still having a ball.