The Mulberry Empire – Philip Hensher

The first of the current spree of historical novel borrowing from Battersea Library, but this book has been on my To Read list (and Amazon wishlist) since I read the reviews when it came out.

A weighty tome, and slow going required as it shifts focus, characters and location, but by the time I completed it by end of March 2003 I felt I’d learned a lot about early Victorian Empire, and Central Asian kingdoms of the time.

Verdict: Haddock Review

Buy it: Amazon link