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The Hills Of Adonis By Colin Thubron

The Hills Of Adonis by Colin Thubron

Condition - Very Good
$16.49
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Summary

For four months and five hundred miles the author walked the mountains of Lebanon, following tracks and rivers. His journey was not only a survey of a remarkable country, but a quest for the gods and divinities who held the secrets of death and rebirth in the land's ancient cults. This title tells his story.

The Hills Of Adonis Summary

The Hills Of Adonis by Colin Thubron

For four months and five hundred miles Colin Thubron walked the mountains of Lebanon, following tracks and rivers. His journey was not only a survey of a remarkable country, but a quest for the gods and divinities who held the secrets of death and rebirth in the land's ancient cults.

He visited almost every place of cultural importance, and lived with the people along his way, recording a country of outstanding natural scenery, rich with a unique medley of races and religions.

The Hills of Adonis is both a travel book and a personal journal; for the quest is the search for meaning, a reflection on faith and reason and a poem on the joy and complexity of living.

The Hills Of Adonis Reviews

He has the mind of a scholar, uses language like a poet and has written a lovely mosaic of a book * Daily Telegraph *
An unforgettable experience * Irish Times *
Adventurous, observant, modest, poetical, Mr Thubron is a traveller after one's own heart * Sunday Times *

About Colin Thubron

Colin Thubron is an acknowledged master of travel writing, and the winner of many prizes and awards. His first writing was about the Middle East - Damascus, Lebanon and Cyprus. In 1982 he travelled into the Soviet Union in an ancient Morris Marina, pursued by the KGB, a journey he recorded in Among the Russians. From these early experiences developed his classic travel books: Behind the Wall (winner of the Hawthornden Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Award), The Lost Heart of Asia, In Siberia (Prix Bouvier) and Shadow of the Silk Road (all available in Vintage). In 2010 Colin Thubron became President the Royal Society of Literature.

Additional information

GOR002349783
9780099532286
009953228X
The Hills Of Adonis by Colin Thubron
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2008-12-04
208
N/A
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