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The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857
The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857
by William Dalrymple
Edition: Hardcover

46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last Mughal - A Review, 27 Oct 2006
Written with erudition and a flowing style, William Dalrymple conjures up the spectacle of Mughal Delhi in its twilight superbly.

William Dalrymple's painstaking research brings to a wider view, documents and first-hand accounts from Indian and Pakistani sources (including the last Emperor's) which have not been acknowledged by Western historians before. The resulting story captures the grand sweep of events spiced with vignettes about each of the key personalities and testaments to their characters - quite apart from being an enthralling read it could convert into a great film.

The Last Mughal cannot be recommended too highly - it's a superb piece of a scholarship from a writer who has a strong feeling for for India's past and present. It tells of the events which created modern India and neatly dovetails these with the pressures it faces today.

A superb book from a superb writer.


The Daily Telegraph 80th Anniversary Crossword Book
The Daily Telegraph 80th Anniversary Crossword Book
by Val Gilbert
Edition: Hardcover

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 80 years of pleasure, 21 Dec 2004
This is not only a fantastically presented book, the content is flawless too.
Starting with the first Telegraph Cryptic Crossword from June 1925 this book races through the development of the cryptic crossword over the last 80 years - lots of entertaining, baffling and thrilling puzzles here combined with anecdote and entertaining explanations of clues. Loved it!


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