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Hidden Heritage

Rediscovering Britain’s Relationship with the Orient

Fatima Manji author


Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Published:11th Aug '22


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A fresh perspective on British history from award-winning broadcaster Fatima Manji

Why was there a Turkish mosque adorning Britain's most famous botanic garden in the eighteenth century? How did a pair of Persian-inscribed cannon end up in rural Wales? And who is the Moroccan man depicted in a long-forgotten portrait hanging in a west London stately home?

Throughout Britain's museums, civic buildings and stately homes, relics can be found that reveal the diversity of pre-twentieth-century Britain and expose the misconceptions around modern immigration narratives. In her journey across Britain exploring cultural landmarks, Fatima Manji searches for a richer and more honest story of a nation struggling with identity and the legacy of empire.

'A timely, brilliant and very brave book' Jerry Brotton, author of This Orient Isle

ISBN: 9781529110951

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 20mm

Weight: 260g

304 pages