As part of the very first South Asian Literary Festival, we bring three fantastic authors to talk about the "Rebellious" women in fiction, and why we're finally seeing nuanced South Asian female characters in literature, characters that go beyond oppressed woman/dutiful daughter etc.

The panel will consist of Jeevani Charika, Emma Smith-Barton and

Yasmin Rahman - Thusday 28 May, 1:30pm

You can order Christmas at the Palace by Jeevani Charika here, but please allow 7 to 10 days before delivery.

Jeevani Charika also writes under the pen name Rhoda Baxter. She writes multicultural women’s fiction. She was born in England, but spent much of her childhood in Sri Lanka, with short forays to Nigeria and Micronesia, before returning to settle in Yorkshire. 

Not even in her wildest imaginings did Kumari ever think she'd become a princess. But having fallen for Ben - or rather Prince Benedict, sixth in line to the throne - it looks like nothing will ever go as planned again. And as Christmas rapidly approaches the distinction between family festivities and Royalty becomes ever more apparent. With the paparazzi hounding her, her job on the line and some rather frustrating royal training, Kumari feels panic set in. Does loving Prince Charming mean she'll get her fairy tale ending - and on her own terms? 

Publisher: Zaffre 
ISBN: 9781785768187

Christmas at the Palace


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