The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Book Club - Imperial Exile - Emperor Haile Selassie in Britain 1936-40

Keith Bowers

Tuesday 31st January 2017

7:30pm, National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX - all welcome


The Society's book club will discuss Imperial Exile - Emperor Haile Selassie in Britain 1936-40 by Keith Bowers.

With the plight of refugees constantly in the news this gripping story of the exile of the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie in Britain is both timely and intriguing. He had to take refuge in the spa city of Bath in the 1930s after fleeing his country to escape the invading armies of the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini. Imperial Exile reveals the full depth of the debilitating struggles that all exiles face. It tells the story of how the Emperor is nearly crushed by a myriad of financial, political and personal pressures. But then a sudden twist of good fortune intervenes. The book is packed with beguiling eyewitness anecdotes, supported by a range of rare and fascinating photographs of both Britain and Ethiopia.

The author is Keith Bowers, a former BBC executive producer who lives in Bath and travels regularly to Ethiopia.

Imperial Exile is available in paperback (ISBN 9781785450877) and Kindle versions.

We will meet in The Long Bar on the ground floor of the National Theatre.

If you would like to attend, or want further information, please email the Book Club.




Imperial Exile - Emperor Haile Selassie in Britain 1936-40 by Keith Bowers.
Publisher: Brown Dog Books, 2016.
Paperback: ISBN:9781785450877
Price paperback: £12.99
Price Kindle: £4.74

First Published in News File Aug-16

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