'‘But he’s a stranger,’ my mother lamented when I announced my intention to marry. I suspect that this might be the cry of every mother when her daughter announces her intentions to marry anyone but the boy-next-door.
In this case, Mum had a point. Neither she nor Dad had met the man in question. In fact, he had never set foot in Australia.
Three months later, I stood with my new husband in the light of early evening beneath an arch in the gardens of the hotel Ashoka in the South Indian city of Chennai…' (Publication extract)