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Shadow of the Silk Road : (Vintage Voyages) - Colin Thubron

Shadow of the Silk Road

(Vintage Voyages)

Paperback Published: 6th August 2019
ISBN: 9781784875343
Number Of Pages: 384

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VINTAGE VOYAGES- A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind

On buses, donkey carts, trains, jeeps and camels, Colin Thubron traces the drifts of the first great trade route out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran into Kurdish Turkey. A magnificent account of an ancient world in modern ferment, Thubron covers over 7000 miles in eight months enduring a near-miss with a drunk-driver, incarceration in a Chinese cell, and undergoing root canal treatment without anaesthetic, along the way.

Industry Reviews

"It is hard to think of a better travel book written this century" * The Times *
"A beautiful and profound travel book" * Mail on Sunday *
"A masterpiece of travel writing ... a classic" * New Statesman *
"Thubron is a very hardy traveller, and a very fine writer...[it is] a book of exceptional erudition, adventure and elegance" -- Robert Macfarlane * Spectator *
"A poetic volume - interesting, shocking and deeply engaging, the work of a mature writer at the top of his game" -- Sara Wheeler * Daily Telegraph *

ISBN: 9781784875343
ISBN-10: 1784875341
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 6th August 2019
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.3

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