Shadow of the Silk Road

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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.

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

" Shadow of the Silk Road is a work of boundless riches. Every paragraph carries a captivating phrase...offering up an understanding of our world today that is as immediate as tomorrow's news, yet infinitely profound" (Craig Brown Mail on Sunday)

"One of Thubron's great strengths is his compassion...his shimmering prose creates a wonderful book, so multilayered that, when I reached the end, I wanted to read it all over again" ( Sunday Times)

"Rich in humour, compassion and history, another confirmation, if any more were needed, that Thubron is the pre-eminent travel writer of his generation" ( Sunday Telegraph)

"A poetic volume - interesting, shocking and deeply engaging, the work of a mature writer at the top of his game" (Sara Wheeler Daily Telegraph)

From the Publisher:

Colin Thubron has been described as 'one of the two or three best living travel writers, in some ways probably the best' Independent. His new book is a masterpiece. Written in lovely prose, it displays all the skills for which he is renowned - scholarship lightly worn, sensitivity as well as sensibility, and a magical mix of fascinating experiences in the present and extraordinary evocations of the past.

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