The River at the Centre of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time

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Simon Winchester undertakes a journey from the mouth of the Yangste River to its source. This is the story of the river, it's cities and their people, built around the author's own journey to discover something of the essence of China and her people, the Yangtse being her soul and centre

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"Winchester is a storyteller...romantic enough to make us yearn to be there with him." --"The Washington Post" "Winchester is an exceptionally engaging home everywhere, ready for anything, full of gusto, and seemingly omnivorous curiosity." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Another home run." --"Los Angeles Times" "At one time or another, many of us, I suspect, have wanted to be Simon Winchester, to lead a life that was equal parts Jan Morris and James Bond." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "Winchester is an exquisite writer and a deft anecdoteur." --Christopher Buckley

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Simon Winchester, who has reported from almost everywhere during an award-winning 20 year career as a Guardian correspondent, now lives in NY. He is the Asia-Pacific Editor for Conde Nast Traveler & contributes to a number of American magazines, as well as the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and the BBC. His books include: OUTPOSTS: TRAVELS TO THE REMAINS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE; KOREA: A WALK THROUGH THE LAND OF MIRACLES; THE PACIFIC; PACIFIC NIGHTMARE; PRISON DIARY, ARGENTINA.

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Winchester, Simon
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0140249125 ISBN 13: 9780140249125
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