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Patrick French
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Patrick French was born in England in 1966 and studied literature at Edinburgh University. He is the author of Younghusband; Liberty or Death; Tibet, Tibet; and The World Is What It Is, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hawthornden Prize. French is the winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Prize, and the Somerset Maugham Award. He lives in London.

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India
A Portrait
Written by Patrick French


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $16.95

A monumental biography of the Indian subcontinent from the award-winning author of The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul.

Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle and second to none in its potential to shape the new century, India is fast undergoing... Read more >
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India
A Portrait
Written by Patrick French


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Tibet, Tibet

Written by Patrick French


Format: Trade Paperback, 348 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $17.95

When Patrick French was a teenager, the Dalai Lama visited his school in northern England. Fascinated by this exotic apparition, French began what was to become a lifelong quest to understand Tibet, the myth and the fact. He would immerse himself in the history, travel as the guest of ordinary Tibetans—nuns... Read more >
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Tibet, Tibet

Written by Patrick French


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2009
Price: $13.99

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The World Is What It Is
The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul
Written by Patrick French


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 3, 2009
Price: $17.00

The first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, the controversial and enigmatic Nobel laureate: a stunning writer whose only stated ambition was greatness, in pursuit of which goal nothing else was sacred.

Beginning in rich detail in Trinidad, where Naipaul was born into an Indian family, Patrick French skillfully examines Naipaul’ s... Read more >
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The World Is What It Is

Written by Patrick French


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $13.99

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