+612 9045 4394
Among the Russians - Colin Thubron

Among the Russians

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780099459293
Number Of Pages: 224

Other Formats

Share This Book:


RRP $29.99
Ships in 7 to 10 business days

"Among the Russians is a marvellous account of a solitary journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia. A gifted writer and intrepid traveller, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity and relays his extraordinary journey in characteristically lyrical style. This is an enthralling and revealing account of the habits and idiosyncrasies of a fascinating nation along with a sharp and insightful social commentary of Russian life."

"The Soviet Union is seen through a glass brightly... What makes the book so readable is Thubron's combination of an artist's aesthetic sensitivity with the literary craftsmanship to convey it. He sees things with the freshness of an innocent and the erudition of a scholar" * Daily Telegraph * "Superb... one of the best books on Russia to appear in years" * New York Times * "Travel writing has never been more provocative, profound or poetic" * Time Out * "The Thubron approach to travelling has an integrity that belongs to another age. And this author's way with words gives his books a value far transcending their topical interest; it is safe to predict they will be read a century hence" * Irish Times * "The perfect guide to one of the world's most enigmatic cultures" -- Christie Hickman * Sunday Express *

ISBN: 9780099459293
ISBN-10: 0099459299
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1

This product is categorised by