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The Mulberry Empire

Philip Hensher

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The bestselling novel from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of The Northern Clemency and King of the Badgers. 'The Mulberry Empire' recounts an episode in the Great Game in central Asia - the courtship, betrayal and invasion of Afghanistan in the 1830s by the emissaries of Her Majesty's Empire, which is followed by the bloody and summary expulsion of the British from Kabul following an Afghani insurrection. At its heart the encounter between West and East, as embodied in the likeable, complex relationship between Alexander Burnes, leader of the initial British expeditionary party, and the wily, cultured Afghani ruler, the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan. For those who enjoyed William Dalrymple's 'Return of a King', 'The Mulberry Empire' is a must-read.

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Author:   Philip Hensher

ISBN:   0007112270

ISBN 13:   9780007112272

Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers

About the Author

About the author

Author:  Philip Hensher

Author Description:  Philip Hensher is a columnist for the Independent, arts critic for the Spectator and a Granta Best of Young British novelist. He has written eight novels, including 'The Mulberry Empire' and the Booker-shortlisted 'The Northern Clemency', and one collection of short stories. He lives in South London.