IN XANDU

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Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: BLOOMS(20-Jan-17)
Edition: 20-Jan-17
ISBN-13: 9789385936562
Publishing year: BLOOMS
No of pages: 340 Pages
Weight: 500g
Language: English
Book binding: Paperback

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Dalrymple is a bestselling author whose books include In Xanadu, From the Holy Mountain, White Mughals, The Last Mughal, Nine Lives and Return of a King. He has won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, the French Prix d'Astrolabe, the Wolfson Prize for History, the Scottish Book of the Year Prize, the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, The Asia House Award for Asian Literature, the Vodafone Crossword Award for non-fiction, the Kapuscinski Prize for Literary Reportage, the Hemingway Award, and has been shortlisted four times for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He lives with his wife and three children on a farm outside Delhi

Fresh out of college and inspired by the spirit of great travelers before him, William Dalrymple undertakes a journey from Jerusalem to Shangdu taking him through Turkey, Syria, mid-revolution Iran, the famed Silk Roads, Pakistan, and China in a travelogue which catapulted him to instant literary acclaim and quickly became a classic of its genre. Both scholarly and hilarious, In Xanadu is a grand adventure in the company of a travel companion whose erudition and curiosity is matched only by his wit and flair.