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The Mulberry Empire By Philip Hensher

The Mulberry Empire
by Philip Hensher

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A novel based on the British experience in Afghanistan in the 1830s. It has at its heart the encounter between West and East as embodied in the complex relationship between the leader of the initial British expeditionary party, and the wily, cultured Afghani ruler.
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The Mulberry Empire by Philip Hensher

Recounting an episode in the the courtship, betrayal and invasion of Afghanistan in the 1830s by Her Majesty's Empire, this novel has at its heart the relationship between Alexander Burnes, leader of the British expeditionary party, and the Afghani ruler, the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan.

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The Mulberry Empire Reviews

Philip Hensher, one of Britain's most respected writers, has interwoven palaces and politics, Afghans and armies, fate and desire in this superb and timely novel about the British in Afghanistan in the 1830s.

About Philip Hensher

Philip Hensher is Chief Literary Critic for the Spectator, and regularly reviews in the best UK and US newspapers and journals. His previous books are Kitchen Venom, Other Lulus, Pleasured and The Bedroom of the Mister's Wife.

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The Mulberry Empire by Philip Hensher
Philip Hensher
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