An addition to Gavin Young's travel books such as "Return to the Marshes" and "Slow Boats Home", this book takes the form of a journey to Asia in the footsteps of Joseph Conrad, visiting all the places immortalized by Conrad and his fictional characters in works such as "Lord Jim".
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Gavin Young (1929-2001) was a journalist, writer, and briefly a member of MI6. As a journalist, he was most associated with the Observer, being in the words of Mark Frankland's obituary 'a star foreign correspondent'. When disenchantment with journalism set in he turned to the writing of books. The two most famous ones are Slow Boats to China and its sequel Slow Boats Home . He himself had a particular affection for two later books In Search of Conrad (winner of the Thomas Cook Book Award) and A Wavering Grace. These and Beyond Lion Rock , From Sea to Shining Sea , Return to the Marshes and Worlds Apart are all being reissued in Faber Finds.
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