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Could you show me a djinn?´ I asked. ´Certainly,´ replied the Sufi. ´But you would run away.´ From the author of the Samuel Johnson prize shortlisted ´The Return of a King´, this is William Dalrymple´s captivating memoir of a year spent in Delhi, a city watched over and protected by the mischievous invisible djinns. Lodging with the beady-eyed Mrs Puri and encountering an extraordinary array of characters - from elusive eunuchs to the last remnants of the Raj - William Dalrymple comes to know the bewildering city intimately. He pursues Delhi´s interlacing layers of history along narrow alleys and broad boulevards, brilliantly conveying its intoxicating mix of mysticism and mayhem. ´City of Djinns´ is an astonishing and sensitive portrait of a city, and confirms William Dalrymple as one of the most compelling explorers of India´s past and present.