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The king

Abdolah, Kader, 1954-2015
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It's the 19th century and the kingdom of Persia is at a turning point. When a young King, Shah Naser, takes to the throne he inherits a medieval, enchanted world. But beyond the court, the greater forces of colonisation and industrialisation close in. The Shah's grand vizier sees only one solution: to open up to the outside world, and to bring Persia into modernity. But the Shah's mother fiercely opposes the vizier's reforms and sets about poisoning her son's mind against his advisor.
Main title:
The king / by Kader Abdolah ; translated from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier.
Imprint:
Edinburgh : Canongate, 2015.
Collation:
ix, 430 pages : map (black and white) ; 20 cm
Notes:
This translation originally published: 2014.
ISBN:
9780857862969 (pbk)
Language:
EnglishDutch
Added title:
BRN:
3693162
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