Return of a King by William Dalrymple shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize

william_dalrympleSix titles, including books about bees and a former prime minister, are on the shortlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume One: Not for Turning has been written by Charles Moore.

Also making the list are Empires of the Dead by David Crane; Return of a King by William Dalrymple and The Pike by Lucy Hughes-Hallett.

Under Another Sky by Charlotte Higgins and Dave Goulson’s A Sting In The Tale complete the non-fiction prize lineup.

This year’s winner of the £20,000 prize will be announced on 4 November.

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