'The Tartan Turban': The Guardian's Best Books of 2017

William Dalrymple names The Tartan Turban as one of his best read's of 2017.

His generation's leading historian of the subcontinent and author of Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond explained how he 'enjoyed John Keay’s The Tartan Turban (Kashi House), about the allegedly half-Aztec, half-Scottish mercenary Alexander Gardner. Minutely researched, wittily written and beautifully produced, it brings back from the dead one of the most extraordinary figures in the history of travel and exploration and stands as one of Keay’s most memorable achievements'.

High praise indeed!

The Tartan Turban: In Search of Alexander Gardner is available to buy now.

Source: The Guardian's Best Books of 2017