Paperback The king / by Kader Abdolah ; translated from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier.
Publication year: 2015
Language: English, Dutch, Flemish
Media type Paperback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780857862969 (pbk.) :
This translation originally published: 2014.
Extent: ix, 430 pages : map (black and white) ; 20 cm
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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.