City of Gold: The Biography of Bombay

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City of Gold: The Biography of Bombay

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For over 300 years the chaotic grandeur of Bombay has acted as a magnet to people from every corner of the globe. A Mecca for fortune seekers, an unlikely architectural jewel, and once the second biggest city in the British Empire, this vibrant metropolis and those who created it are brought to life in this book.

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Gillian Tindall is a historian and novelist. Among her many acclaimed books are City of Gold: The Biography of Bombay and Countries of the Mind: The Meaning of Place to Writers that are being reissued in Faber Finds. Her latest book is Footprints in Paris: A Few Streets, a Few Lives.

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