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Outlandish Knight
Outlandish Knight

Shortlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times/Peters Fraser Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award The biography of one of the greatest British historians - but also of a uniquely strange and various man. In his enormously long life, Steven Runciman managed not just to be a great historian of the Crusades and Byzantium, but Grand Orator of the Orthodox Church, a member of the Order of Whirling Dervishes, Greek Astronomer Royal and Laird of Eigg. His friendships, curiosities and intrigues entangled him

£10.99 From:
Waterstones
Outlandish Knight
Outlandish Knight

'An extraordinary book ...exceptionally fascinating, always readable and penetratingly intelligent' David Abulafia 'As rich, funny and teemingly peopled as Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time ...Dinshaw writes with wit and elegance, and the most elegiac passages of Outlandish Knight evoke a lost society London and way of life' Ben Judah, Financial Times 'This dazzling young writer is a mine of fascinating, memorable and totally useless information...I have been riveted by this book

£8.79 From:
The Book People
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