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Clive - The Life and Death of a British Emperor

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780340654415

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 18th March 1999

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General

‘A dashing biography full of rich detail and sharp comment’

The Times

Robert Harvey has written an in-depth study of the extraordinary man who was one of Britain’s great romantic adventurers. At the age of 35, Clive had conquered the continent of India and established an empire that endured for two centuries. Despite his fame and immense fortune, he died mysteriously at the age of 50. His death was thought by many to be suicide, but Harvey produces compelling evidence that casts doubt on that. With access to unpublished papers CLIVE OF INDIA illuminates the real man behind the myths for the first time.


'Thoughtful and pleasantly written book. Intelligent and provocative ... a clear, well-observed picture of English political life in the mid 18th century.' Country Life
'A dashing biography full of rich detail and sharp comment' The Times
'Well-written and sprightly' Independent