By the same author as "The Raj Quartet", this novel is set during the dying days of British rule in India. It centres on Tom Gower and his wife Dorothy, who, unbeknown to him, is half Indian. The effects of this revelation on her husband and their friends form the basis of this novel.

The Alien Sky 1990, Pan Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780330311489

New edition

Mass-market paperback

The Alien Sky 1974, HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780586038710