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At the Court of the Amir John Alfred Gray

At the Court of the Amir

John Alfred Gray

Published December 11th 2013
ISBN : 9781494448394
Paperback
150 pages
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In Afghanistan however, difficult of access, and hence comparatively unknown, there have been, since that strong man Amir Abdurrahman ascended the Throne, such remarkable changes in the administration of the country, and such strides towardsMoreIn Afghanistan however, difficult of access, and hence comparatively unknown, there have been, since that strong man Amir Abdurrahman ascended the Throne, such remarkable changes in the administration of the country, and such strides towards civilization, that it was thought a narrative of life there, throwing, possibly, some light on the personality of the Monarch, and on the bent of the people, might be of general interest. The book has been written in the intervals of professional work, and, with its shortcomings of diction and style, the only merit it can claim-that of local colour-is due to the fact that it was compiled from the letters I wrote from Afghanistan to her who is now my wife.