The London Press Club is proud to present a talk from award-winning writer and historian William Dalrymple at the Frontline Club on June 2 at 7pm.

Now based in Delhi, Dalyrmple joins us for a special event to discuss his most recent, acclaimed book Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42, the definitive analysis of the First Anglo-Afghan War. He will discuss parallels with current events on both Afghanistan and the UK, before taking questions from the audience.

London Press Club members can reserve a free space by emailing Guest and non-member tickets cost £12.50 and can be purchased via the Fronline Club.

A recipient of the Wolfson Prize, a Foreign Press Association Media Award and five honorary doctorates, Dalrymple is also a founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival. His previous books include The Last Mughal: The Fall of a DynastyDelhi, 1857 and Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India.

The event is the latest in a series of talks and Q&As from the London Press Club, with previous speakers including  Sam Allardyce, David Dinsmore, Sarah Sands and Pat Younge.

All attendees are welcome to join the London Press Club for drinks in the clubroom before and after the talk, with first drinks (from 6.30pm) courtesy of Gorkana.