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Published: 12 May 2005

244 Pages | numerous halftones


ISBN: 9780192805966

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Stones of Empire

The Buildings of the Raj

Jan Morris and Photographs and Introduction by Simon Winchester

  • The classic work on British architecture in India, with 'magical prose and marvellous photographs' Sunday Times, now reissued with a brand-new foreword by Simon Winchester
  • Rebecca West called Jan Morris 'perhaps the best descriptive writer of our times', and Alastair Cooke hailed her as the 'Flaubert of the jet age'. She is the author of Pax Britannica ('superbly written', Daily Express), Venice ('wholly absorbing', Sunday Times), and many other books on places and travel
  • Simon Winchester is a well-known journalist and bestselling author of The Surgeon of Crowthorne ('absolutely riveting—a tour de force' Will Self, The Times) and The Meaning of Everything ('teeming with knowledge and alive with insights...supremely readable', New York Times Book Review)