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From the Holy Mountain - William Dalrymple

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In the spring of 587 AD two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On t...

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The Age Of Kali - William Dalrymple

The fourth book from the most acclaimed and gifted young travel writer of his generation, author of the best-selling In Xanadu, City of Djinns and From the Holy Mountain.

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Hindoo Holiday - William Dalrymple

In the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality.

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City of Djinns - William Dalrymple

As Dalrymple's first book In Xanadu" traversed thousands of miles now he traverses thousands of years. In the course of 12 months in Delhi he peels back the successive encrusting layers of history usi...

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In Xanadu - William Dalrymple

One of the most successful, influential and acclaimed travel books of recent years. At the age of twenty-two, William Dalrymple left his college in Cambridge to travel to the ruins of Kublai Khan's st...

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Copasetic - Lauren Dalrymple

1 CD(s) - Latin - Label: Soff - Distributor: Cadiz/Plastic Head - Released: 08/02/2010 - 5060194810002

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Advanced Mac Os X Programming - Mark Dalrymple

Contains explanations of how to leverage the powerful underlying technologies. This book covers aspects of multi-threading, interprocess communication, networking, performance tuning, distributed obje...

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An entertaining, engaging and thought-provoking travelogue.

None to speak of.

INTRODUCTION I came across the work of travel writer William Dalrymple quite by accident. I had arrived early for a meeting in London, and, spotting a branch of Waterstone’s quite close to my destination, I wandered in for a spot of window-shopping. The artwork on the front cover of From the Holy...

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“Stranger than Fiction”

published 29/03/2006

Beautifully written, compelling story

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This is a wonderful story of love and politics in 19th century India. Now don't start yawning and say it's been done before. This is different. This is a true story. In fact, had it been written as a novel I would be criticising it because of incompleteness, an unsatisfactory ending and some lack...

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“Not As Pleasurable As Hoped”

published 06/10/2013

Frequently fascinating

Not quite what I'd expected from the title

Having recently read Charles Fernyhough's "Pieces of Light: the New Science of Memory", I expected something similar, judging only from the title of Theodore Dalrymple's ''The Pleasure of Thinking: a Journey Through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas''. Instead of being a book about how people think...

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