Eric Newby describes his travels in the mountains of Afghanistan. He has also written "The Last Grain Race", "Slowly Down the Ganges", "Love and War in the Apennines" and "On the Shores of the Mediterranean".
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'The master storyteller. He transformed travel writing' Independent
'One of the most enjoyable reads of the last century' Herald Tribune
'The most successful travel writer of his generation. It's impossible to read this book without laughing aloud' Observer
'Endlessly entertaining and self-deprecating' Daily Mail
'Full of serendipity and surprise' The Economist
'A total success' New Yorker
'Notable addition to the literature of unorthodox travel … tough, extrovert, humorous and immensely literate' Times Literary Supplement
'”A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush” established him as a traveler who not only journeyed fruitfully but had the ability to bring his readers with him' William Trevor, Guardian
'I still think the last few sentences of “A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush” the funniest ending to any book I have read' Geoffrey Moorhouse, The Times
'The book that made [Newby's] reputation … typically ironic in its understatement' Observer
'Newby is easily the best of the bunch' Sunday Times
'All the lyricism, and spirit of adventure and discovery [in] Newby's work' The Times
'As good as its hype' WanderlustBook Description:
When Eric Newby, improbably earning his living in the London haute-couture trade, sent his fateful cable – CAN YOU TRAVEL NURISTAN JUNE? – it was the first step on a legendary journey from Mayfair to Afghanistan and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, north-east of Kabul. Ill-prepared and inexperienced, Newby and Carless endured a month of hardship with great good humour in one of the most beautiful wildernesses on earth. ‘The most successful travel writer of his generation. It’s impossible to read this book without laughing aloud’ Observer ‘Tough, extrovert, humorous and immensely literate’ Times Literary Supplement ‘Full of serendipity and surprise’ The Economist ‘A total success’ New Yorker
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