Alex Rutherford





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Alex Rutherford is the pen name of Diana Preston and her husband Michael. Both studied at Oxford University reading History and English respectively. They are keen travellers and have now clocked up visits to over 140 of the world's countries.

Says Diana 'our greatest love is India where we've spent at least a year of our lives. Our research into the building of the Taj Mahal for our non-fiction book 'A Teardrop on the Cheek of Time', led us to explore the early history of the dynasty which built the Taj – the Moghuls. To help us get inside the heads of the founders of the Moghul dynasty for our fiction quintet 'Empire of the Moghul', we've read all the chronicles of the time. Over the years we've also retraced the steps of the Moghuls from...more


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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 1,789 ratings — published 2009 — 17 editions
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Brothers At War (Empire of ...
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Ruler of the World (Empire ...
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 706 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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The Tainted Throne (Empire ...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 477 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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The Serpent's Tooth (Empire...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Rutherford Box Set
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2013
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Ruler Of The World (Empire ...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2011
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Empire Of The Moghul: Raide...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2010
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