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Shadow of the Silk Road By Colin Thubron

Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron

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Vintage Voyages: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mindOn 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.

Shadow of the Silk Road Summary

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

Colin Thurbon's beautiful prose unfolds along the Silk Road, unearthing a richly layered past on his most ambitious journey.

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.

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

Shadow of the Silk Road 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 *

About Colin Thubron

Colin Thubron is the master of classic travel writing, and a previous winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. His first writing was about the Middle East - Damascus, Lebanon and Cyprus. In 1982 he travelled all over Russia in an ancient Morris Marina - pursued at every stage by the KGB. From these early experiences developed his travel books: Among the Russians, Behind the Wall, The Lost Heart of Asia and In Siberia (all available in Vintage). So great is his dedication to travelling in Russia and China, that he has learned Russian and Mandarin in order to be able to speak to ordinary people en route.

Colin Thubron is also a prize-winning novelist - but his travel books have a much higher profile and command much greater sales than his fiction. He lives in West London.

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GOR010232363
9781784875343
1784875341
Shadow of the Silk Road: (Vintage Voyages) by Colin Thubron
Used - Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2019-06-06
384
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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