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Colin Thubron has been described as 'one of the two or three best living travel writers, in some ways probably the best' - Independent 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 o Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran into Kurdish Turkey. Covering over 7000 miles in eight months Thurbron recounts extraordinary adventures - a near-miss with a drunk-driver, incarceration in a Chinese cell during the SARS epidemic, undergoing root canal treatment withou…mehr

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Colin Thubron has been described as 'one of the two or three best living travel writers, in some ways probably the best' - Independent

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.

Covering over 7000 miles in eight months Thurbron recounts extraordinary adventures - a near-miss with a drunk-driver, incarceration in a Chinese cell during the SARS epidemic, undergoing root canal treatment without anaesthetic in Iran - in inimitable prose.

Shadow of the Silk Road is about Asia today; a magnificent account of an ancient world in modern ferment.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Random House Uk
  • Seitenzahl: 384
  • 2007
  • Ausstattung/Bilder: 2007. 384 S. 198 mm
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 196mm x 136mm x 24mm
  • Gewicht: 260g
  • ISBN-13: 9780099437222
  • ISBN-10: 0099437228
  • Best.Nr.: 22736655

Autorenporträt

Colin Thubron ist einer der angesehensten Reiseschriftsteller Englands, vor allem bekannt durch seine beiden auch in Deutschland erfolgreichen Berichte über Rußland (Unter Russen) und China (Im Garten des Drachen), wurde u.a. mit dem "Thomas Cook Travel Book Award" und dem "Hawthornden Prize" ausgezeichnet.

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"It is hard to think of a better travel book written this century" Craig Brown The Times