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'A glorious biography, fair, frank and alwasy interesting...they don't come much more enjoyable than this' -- Jan Morris

'Beautifully wirtten, wise, balanced, fair , fullny and above all extremely original' -- William Dalrymple

'A remarkable achievement...a huge, crowded and kaleidoscopic canvas, which the author handles with remarkable authority..It is also enormous fun to read' -- Daily Telegraph

'French is the most impressive Western historian of modern India currenly at work' -- Herald Tibet

'Compassionate...compelling and brilliant ...far and away the best book on Tibet have read'  -- Daily Telegraph

'Mixes a compelling subject, magnificent prose and deep understaning'  -- The Times The World I What It Is: The Authorized Biograpy of V.S. Naipaul

'One of the most gripping biographies I've ever read' Hilary Spurling 'A masterly performance ...If a better biography is published this year, I shall be astonished' -- Literary Review

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Patrick French
Publisher Allen Lane
ISBN ISBN: 978-0-670-08551-4, 9780670085514
Size Demy 1/8
Pages 436