In Xanadu : A Quest

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William dalrymple was born in scotland and brought up on the shores of firth of forth he is the author of five books of history and travel, including the highly acclaimed best-seller city of djinns, which won the 1994 thomas cook travel book award and the sunday times young british writer of the year award his previous book, white mughals, garnered a range of prizes, including the prestigious wolfson prize for history 2003 and the scottish book of the year prize it was also shortlisted for the pen history award, the kiriyama prize and the james tait black memorial prize a stage version by christopher hampton has been co-commissioned by the national theatre and the tamasha theatre company a fellow of the royal society of literature and of the royal asiatic society, dalrymple was awarded the 2002 mungo park medal by the royal scottish geographical society for his outstanding contribution to travel literature and the sykes medal of the royal society of asian affairs in 2005 for his contribution to the understanding of contemporary islam he wrote and presented three television series, stones of the raj, sufi soul and indian journeys, the last of which won the grierson award for best documentary series at bafta in 2002 in december 2005 his article on the madrasas of pakistan was awarded the prize for print article of the year at the 2005 fpa media awards he is married to the artist olivia fraser, and they have three children they divide their time between london, scotland and delhi

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Book Description Penguin Books India, 2004. Softcover. Book Condition: New. In Xanadu is, without doubt, one of the best travel books produced in the last 20 years. It is witty and intelligent, brilliantly observed, deftly constructed and extremely entertaining. Dalrymple?s gift for transforming ordinary humdrum experience into something extraordinary and timeless suggests that he will go from strength to strength. The book leavens adventure story and scholarly history with farcical dialogue with high-spirited buffoonery. It is a fast, furious read, clearly the stuff bestsellers are made of. Printed Pages: 320. Bookseller Inventory # 21877

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Book Description Penguin Books India, 2004. Softcover. Book Condition: New. In Xanadu is, without doubt, one of the best travel books produced in the last 20 years. It is witty and intelligent, brilliantly observed, deftly constructed and extremely entertaining. Dalrympleâs gift for transforming ordinary humdrum experience into something extraordinary and timeless suggests that he will go from strength to strength. The book leavens adventure story and scholarly history with farcical dialogue with high-spirited buffoonery. It is a fast, furious read, clearly the stuff bestsellers are made of. Printed Pages: 320. Bookseller Inventory # 21877

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