William Dalrymple – the return of the king of stories

Return-of-a-King-HB-jacket1-661x1024We’ve just cracked open our much-anticipated copy of William Dalrymple’s latest offering ‘Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan’. The book retells the famous story of the first Anglo-Afghan War, which saw the British military defeated by poorly-armed Afghan tribesmen, but uniquely based on previously undiscovered, local sources. Our first forays into the book bear out its many rave reviews. Described as “a ripping yarn and a warning from history” (The Independent), “enchantingly written” (The Spectator), “a rollicking look at the First Afghan War” (Bookseller), and “clear-eyed, non-judgemental, sober history, beautifully told” it’s definitely not one to miss.

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