In Search of Kazakhstan

In Search of Kazakhstan : The Land that Disappeared

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AS SEEN ON RICHARD AND JUDY. The only thing most people know about Kazakhstan is that homeland to Borat - and he isn't even real. Actually this vast place - the last unknown inhabited country in the world - is far more surprising and entertaining. For one thing, it is as varied as Europe, combining stupendous wealth, grinding poverty, exotic traditions and a mad dash for modernity. Crisscrossing a vanished land, Christopher Robbins finds Eminem by a shrinking Aral Sea, goes eagle-hunting by helicopter, visits the scene of Dostoyevsky's doomed first love, takes up residence beside one-time neighbour Leon Trotsky and visits some of the most beautiful, unspoilt places on earth.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 26mm | 399.17g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1861978685
  • 9781861978684
  • 881,142

About Christopher Robbins

Christopher Robbins is the author of five non-fiction books, including the award-winning The Empress of Ireland. He became intrigued by Kazakhstan sitting on an aeroplane next to an American from Arkansas on his way there to collect an Internet bride.
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...extremely entertaining and informative...hilarious. * Daily Telegraph * cracking tale...both hysterically funny and surprisingly moving...you will savour every page. * News of the World *
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