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  • Published: 11 September 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529110951
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $29.99

Hidden Heritage

Rediscovering Britain's Lost Love of the Orient




Channel 4 News reporter and broadcaster Fatima Manji explores British history and identity through the art, objects and architecture that found their way from the Orient to the heart of our society

A fresh perspective on British history from award-winning broadcaster Fatima Manji

Why was there a Turkish mosque adorning Britain's most famous botanic garden in the eighteenth century? How did a pair of Persian-inscribed cannon end up in rural Wales? And who is the Moroccan man depicted in a long-forgotten portrait hanging in a west London stately home?

Throughout Britain's museums, civic buildings and stately homes, relics can be found that reveal the diversity of pre-twentieth-century Britain and expose the misconceptions around modern immigration narratives. In her journey across Britain exploring cultural landmarks, Fatima Manji searches for a richer and more honest story of a nation struggling with identity and the legacy of empire.

'A timely, brilliant and very brave book' Jerry Brotton, author of This Orient Isle

  • Published: 11 September 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529110951
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Fatima Manji

Fatima Manji is an award-winning broadcaster and journalist, best known from Channel 4 News. She is regularly out on the road reporting on a range of national and international stories or in the studio grilling those in power and setting the agenda for debates of the day. She studied Government and History at the London School of Economics, before embarking upon a career in journalism, initially as a trainee at the BBC. In 2012, she joined Channel 4 News and has gone on to become a familiar face on our television screens and a rare public figure from an underrepresented minority background.

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