Freedom at Midnight: Inspiration for the major motion picture Viceroy’s House: text-only edition

By Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

This edition does not include illustrations.

Inspiration for the major film starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal and Huma Qureshi and directed by Gurinder Chadha.

Seventy years ago, at midnight on 14 August 1947, the Union Jack began its final journey down the flagstaff of Viceroy’s House, New Delhi. A fifth of humanity claimed their independence from the greatest empire history has ever seen – but the price of freedom was high, as a nation erupted into riots and bloodshed, partition and war.

This is an electrifying and acclaimed account of the dying days of the British Raj and the drama played out between Lord Mountbatten, Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah, as an empire undertook a violent transformation into the new India and Pakistan.

Format: ebook
Release Date: 23 Feb 2017
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-738129-6
Detailed Edition: text-only edition
The enormous success of the international writing partnership of Collins and Lapierre is based on the phenomenal non-fiction bestsellers OR I’LL DRESS YOU IN MOURNING, IS PARIS BURNING? and O JERUSALEM! More recently Lapierre wrote CITY OF JOY (about Calcutta) and Larry Collins has written a number of thrillers published by HarperCollins (FALL FROM GRACE, MAZE and BLACK EAGLES). Lapierre is French, Collins American.

”'Thrilling… staggers the imagination” - Daily Mail

”'A vast and complex canvas… rich in vivid details” - Sunday Times

”'The song of India… illuminated in scenes like a pageant” - Time