From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium

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In the spring of 587 A.D., 2 men set out from the great desert monastery of St Theodosius, near Bethlehem. It was the start of an extraordinary journey across the entire Byzantine world, and William Dalrymple has followed in their footsteps.

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William Dalrymple's first book, 'In Xanadu', won the Yorkshire Post Best First Work Award. His second, 'City of Djinns', won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award. His third, 'From the Holy Mountain', was awarded the Scottish Arts Council Autumn Book Award and shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. He has also published a collection of his pieces about India, 'The Age of Kali', and three history books: 'White Mughals', which won the Wolfson Prize, 'The Last Mughal', which won the Duff Cooper Prize, and 'Nine Lives', which won the Asia House Literary Award.

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"Elegant, poignant . . . courageous . . . pitting the idealism of the past against the hatred, dispossession, and denial of the present." --Karen Armstrong, author o"f History of God"
"This splid book should take its rightful place on the same shelf as Chatwin's In Patagonia. [It is] rich with the poetry of antique places and transports the fascinated reader smoothly into a vanishing world . . . There are, finally, innumerable wonderful stories in From the Holy Mountain." --Michael Dirda, "The Washington Post Book World"
"Dalrymple is a born travel writer, with a nose for adventure and a reporter's healthy skepticism. His quirky, exhilarating mosaic will appeal to readers of all faiths." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

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