Books by Philip Hensher

SCENES FROM EARLY LIFE by Philip Hensher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Neither history nor autobiography, this well-crafted, illustrated hybrid offers insight and warmth yet remains something of a literary curiosity."
Events both immense—like the painful birth of a nation—and humdrum are observed through the eyes of a child from a wealthy Bengali family, in an unusual novel-as-memoir by a celebrated British author. Read full book review >
THE MISSING INK by Philip Hensher
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Informative, amusing and idiosyncratic—just like an interesting letter written in unique hand."
Critic and novelist Hensher (Creative Writing/Univ. of Exeter; King of the Badgers, 2012, etc.) laments the loss of handwriting instruction and surveys the history of our love affair with the pen. Read full book review >
THE NORTHERN CLEMENCY by Philip Hensher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2008

"Hensher's saga of 19th-century proportions is worth reading, even if the plot plods from time to time."
Full-to-bursting drama of family and place from Hensher (The Fit, 2005, etc.), a finalist for this year's Booker Prize. Read full book review >
THE MULBERRY EMPIRE by Philip Hensher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2002

"The producers of The Jewel in the Crown ought to take a close look at this one."
The first Afghan War of 1839 (the English tried and failed to displace a potentate unfriendly to its colonial ambitions) is the subject of this fascinating US debut. Read full book review >