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In Siberia

Author: Colin Thubron  

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A fascinating travel book by one of the most magical writers of his generation.

This is the account of Thubron's 15,000-mile journey through an astonishing country - one twelfth of the land surface of the whole earth.

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A fascinating travel book by one of the most magical writers of his generation.

This is the account of Thubron's 15,000-mile journey through an astonishing country - one twelfth of the land surface of the whole earth.

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Description

This is the account of Thubron's 15,000-mile journey through an astonishing country - one twelfth of the land surface of the whole earth. He journeyed by train, river and truck among the people most damaged by the breakup of the Soviet Union, traveling among Buddhists and animists, radical Christian sects, reactionary Communists and the remnants of a so-call Jewish state; from the site of the last Czar's murder and Rasputin's village, to the ice-bound graves of ancient Sythians, to Baikal, deepest and oldest of the world's lakes. This is the story of a people moving through the ruins of Communism into more private, diverse and often stranger worlds.

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Critic Reviews

“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 being able to marry this with 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 "If there were a Nobel Prize for travel writing, Thubron should win it" Daily Mail

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About the Author

Colin Thubron is the master of classic travel writing, and a previous winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. His first writing was about the Middle East - Damascus, Lebanon and Cyprus. In 1982 he travelled all over Russia in an ancient Morris Marina - pursued at every stage by the KGB. From these early experiences developed his travel books- Among the Russians, Behind the Wall, The Lost Heart of Asia and In Siberia (all available in Vintage). So great is his dedication to travelling in Russia and China, that he has learned Russian and Mandarin in order to be able to speak to ordinary people en route.

Colin Thubron is also a prize-winning novelist - but his travel books have a much higher profile and command much greater sales than his fiction. He lives in West London.

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Product Details

Publisher
Vintage Publishing | Vintage
Published
2nd October 2008
Pages
304
ISBN
9780099459262
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