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William Dalrymple’s Nine Lives: in search of a narrative voice

I read William Dalrymple’s City of Djinns┬álast year and, although I was impressed with the wonderful insight it gave into life in such a vibrant country, I found his style self-centred and, perhaps because it is of its time, voyeuristic. Thus I was hesitant to read another one of his books, but found myself picking … Continue reading