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Literary Cruise with William Dalrymple
6 November @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$80
Join us for this very special event and enjoy wine and canapes in the company of internationally acclaimed author and historian William Dalrymple. As part of Confluence Festival of India in Australia which comes to Mandurah for the first time in 2019, we are delighted to be partnering with Mandurah Cruises to host a spectacular Literary Cruise on Wednesday 6 November, 4-6pm.
Tickets for this event are strictly limited. Book now for a luxurious literary experience in the company of one of Britain’s most celebrated historians. In addition to an audience with William Dalrymple, tickets include canapes and two glasses of sparkling wine.
About William Dalrymple and The Anarchy
William Dalrymple is one of Britain’s greatest historians and the author of the classic In Xanadu, the Wolfson Prize-winning White Mughals and the Hemingway Prize-winning Return of a King. He is a broadcaster and television presenter, and founder of the Jaipur Literature Festival.
As our guest author for this cruise, William will be speaking about his just-released ‘macro-history’, “The Anarchy”, which tells the remarkable story of how one of the world’s most magnificent empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to its shareholders. William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.
“Gloriously opulent … India is a sumptuous place. Telling its story properly demands lush language, not to mention sensitivity towards the country’s passionate complexity. Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral understanding of India … A book of beauty” – Gerard DeGroot, The Times
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019