Sheila Paine's journey in search of this elusive talismaic triangle had been frustrating. Her new travels begin in an Himalayan valley, take her though the turbulent island of the disintegrating ex-Soviet Union and end on the Greek island of Karpathos in the Dodecanese, where the embroidered Afghan amulet she is seeking is still worn by the women on the island to ward off evil spirits.
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""The Golden Horde" is the perfect vehicle for Paine' s fresh prose."--"Independent on Sunday," Book of the Week "This is excellent travel writing from an author who is always lively, fascinated by everything and prepared to take almost insane risks."--"Times Literary Suppl"ement "Dalrymple and Birkett both project personal glamour. Sheila Paine couldn' t be bothered with it... she has a lovely tenderness towards those who made or make things."--"The Guardian" "Sheila Paine is not your usual travel writer. When she comes across a piece of her precious embroidery, the prose lights up as if illuminated from within."--"Irish Times""Few travellers manage to get below the surface grottiness of Central Asia: Paine, now and again, touches something very deep indeed."--"Irish Times ""She is intrepid, upbeat and a keen observer of human types."--"The Scotsman"
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Book Description Penguin, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140253963
Book Description Penguin, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140253963