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      The Mulberry Empire
Philip Hensher

The bestselling novel from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of The Northern Clemency and King of the Badgers.‘The Mulberry Empire’ is a seemingly straightforward historical novel that 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 Brits from Kabul following an Afghani insurrection (shades of the Soviet Union’s final imperial fling in the very same country in the 1980s).The novel has 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.

THE MULBERRY EMPIRE

or

The Two Virtuous Journeys

of

The Amir Dost Mohammed Khan

PHILIP HENSHER

COPYRIGHT (#ulink_08cc148f-d310-5068-afee-f993dab9c7d7)

This novel is entirely a work of fiction.

The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

Fourth Estate

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Published by Fourth Estate 2016

First published in Great Britain by

Flamingo 2002

Copyright © Philip Hensher 2002

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identified as the author of this work

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Source ISBN: 9780007112265

EBook Edition © JULY 2012 ISBN 9780007406821

Version: 2016-08-08

DEDICATION (#ulink_00edbe92-38ca-5ea8-a2b7-a7c4ba001e90)

For Laurent Rodriguez

C’est toi d’abord, ô bien-aimé,

M’apportant avec ta gaité

Dorénavant douce, I’armée

Des victorieux procédés

Par quoi tu m’as toujours dompté,

Conseil juste, forte bonté …

VERLAINE

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