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London Lit Festival 13: William Dalrymple picture

Fri 31st May at 7:30pm

William Dalrymple

@ Purcell Room, London

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London Lit Festival 13: William Dalrymple

Award-winning writer and historian William Dalrymple presents an hour-long lecture based on his latest book, a definitive analysis of the First Afghan War, 1839-1842.

'The Return of a King' is told through the lives of unforgettable characters on all sides and draws on contemporary Afghan accounts. It is a powerful and important parable of colonial ambition, cultural collision, folly and hubris for our times.

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Venue: Purcell Room

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
South Bank

SE1 8XX 51.505775, -0.116811

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Phone: 0871 663 2500


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