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Description - The Mulberry Empire by Philip Hensher

The breakthrough novel from Britain's most brilliant young critic: 'Prepare to be dazzled...The Mulberry Empire is executed with flair, confidence and great energy -- a really terrific read and one hell of an achievement.' Victoria Glendinning, Daily Telegraph 'We are in the 1830s and the Great Game, the elegant but deadly dance between Great Britain and Russia for power and influence in Asia, is under way. Alexander Burnes, a bright young thing with a taste for adventure, flies the flag for London, having bidden a sad farewell to his love, Bella Garraway. From St Petersburg comes the equally enigmatic Vitkevich. Both men are wooing the Amir Dost Mohammed, emperor of the Afghans, on their countries' behalf...The cast of characters is extensive, the grandiloquence of empire wonderfully evoked; The Mulberry Empire will be read with pleasure for years to come.' Justin Marozzi, Spectator

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007112272
ISBN-10: 0007112270
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 32mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Philip Hensher

Philip Hensher is Chief Literary Critic for the Spectator, and regularly reviews in the best UK and US newspapers and journals. His previous books include Kitchen Venom and The Bedroom of the Mister's Wife.

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