I am giving a lecture about Imperial Exile on Thursday 22 September 2016 at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
Please forward this link to any contacts you may have in the DC area.

Shama team

Proud to be standing alongside the Shama Books team in Addis Ababa who published an Ethiopian version of Imperial Exile. Also chuffed to receive the enlarged phot of the title cover as a present.



At the palace

Just got this photo of the entrance hall at the Emperor’s former palace in Addis Ababa, now the home of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies.

I gave a lecture at this historical venue a few weeks ago  – spot the two big posters by the open door promoting Imperial Exile.


Mentioned in dispatches

Was pleased to receive a namecheck in a recent newsletter of Ben Howlett MP who represents Bath. This is what he wrote: “It is a little known fact that Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinian spent his exile in the Second World War here in Bath. If you want to read more about it there is a great book by Keith Bowers.”

Greek Club

I have had some great support in Ethiopia during the launch of Imperial Exile. This photo was taken after dinner at the Greek Club in Addis Ababa.

From left to right: Yidne, moi, Ian, Carola and Yemane