The Forbidden Kingdom by Jan Jacob Slauerhoff

Slauerhoff’s The Forbidden Kingdom is a blend of historical chronicle, fiction and commentary, bringing together the seemingly unrelated lives of a twentieth century ship’s radio operator and the sixteenth century Portuguese poet-in-exile, Luis Camoes. Slauerhoff draws his reader into a dazzling world of exoticism, betrayal and exile, where past and present merge and the possibility of death is never far away. Through a narrative that evolves into a critique of European history, culture and colonialism, Slauerhoff speculates about the lessons to be learnt from history.

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The Forbidden Kingdom (Pushkin Collection) Paperback 2763946 $7.47 $4.44 2013
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Fenwick Travers and the Forbidden Kingdom: An Entertainment Paperback 3620869 $24.95 $4.08 1995
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Fenwick Travers and the Forbidden Kingdom: An Entertainment Hardcover 3761869 $5.49 $4.00 1994
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Last Forbidden Kingdom Hardcover 1892883 $57.32 $6.18 1995
Mustang: the Last Forbidden Kingdom: Land of Tibetan Buddhism Hardcover 10127271 $24.29 1995
Love In The Middle Kingdom: Forbidden Love In Modern China Paperback 1822052 $7.99 $11.98 2017
Forbidden Kingdoms: Pulp Adventures Hardcover 2263030 $12.99 $3.05 2003
The Forbidden Kingdom (Pushkin Collection) Kindle Edition 3068708 $11.99 2012