I bought this from Abebooks after seeing it on a list of recommended books about other places *.
I didn’t realise it was a Puffin Plus, aimed at what we’d now call “Young Adult” reader.
Too young, sadly. And too Colonial. I gave up at the point Una and Ravi meet.
Publisher page: The Peacock Spring – Rumer Godden
* Turns out it was The Guardian’s article on The book that inspired me to travel: readers’ tips. I should have realised that the Sarah Wheeler who recommended it is not the Sara Wheeler whose travel writing I enjoy immensely.