Travel & Exploration Colin Thubron In Siberia

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In Siberia

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In the early 80s Colin Thubron wrote a bestselling book about his travels around the Soviet Union in an old Morris Minor. In the late 90s, post Soviet Union, he decided to explore Siberia - this time by truck, by bus, by boat. The result is a wonderfully readable and evocative account of an extraordinary region. He travels through exotic cities and deserted villages, meets nostalgic old Stalinists and aggressive Orthodox churchmen, and generally interweaves Siberia's fascinating history with a vivid description of the place today.

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Colin Thubron is the author of six novels and a number of bestselling travel books, including Among the Russians and most recently The Lost Heart of Asia - all of them are available in Penguin. He lives in Holland Park, London.

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"I have never made it as far as Siberia, but reading this book makes me feel as if I have actually been there. Thubron weaves his own observations beautifully with the history of this part of the world" -- Lorraine Kelly * Sunday Express * "Colin Thubron is in a class of his own in [having] a literary talent for reportage which is both crisp and lyrical" * Scotsman * "Captivating: a passionately engaged portrait of one of the earth's most mysterious regions...confirms Thubron's place in the pantheon of the writing greats" * Sunday Times * "There are currently few writers and fewer books capable of transporting a reader to another place as beautifully as Thubron does in this work. It is simply superb" * Observer * "A profound meditation on how some of the great upheavals of this century touched ordinary lives" -- Kazuo Ishiguro * Observer, Books of the Year *

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