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Published: 22 February 2010

400 Pages | 4 color; 47 b/w illus.

ISBN: 9780199326907

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Inordinately Strange Life of Dyce Sombre

Victorian Anglo Indian MP and Chancery 'Lunatic'

Michael H. Fisher

  • Brings the Victorian colonial world alive through the history of one fascinating individual
  • Born of Euro-Indian heritage and due to inherit a principality in Northern India, Dyce Sombre was raised by a former Muslim courtesan, served as an MP in London and wandered Europe as he fought insanity charges brought by his English wife
  • A history of empire, race and privilege that reads like a novel.

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