A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (50th anniversary edition)

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (50th anniversary edition)

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When Eric Newby, improbably earning his living in the London haute-couture trade, sent his fateful cable - CAN YOU TRAVEL NURISTAN JUNE? - it was the first step on a legendary journey from Mayfair to Afghanistan and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, north-east of Kabul. Ill-prepared and inexperienced, Newby and Carless endured a month of hardship with great good humour in one of the most beautiful wildernesses on earth.

`The most successful travel writer of his generation. It's impossible to read this book without laughing aloud' Observer

`Tough, extrovert, humorous and immensely literate' Times Literary Supplement

`Full of serendipity and surprise' The Economist

`A total success' New Yorker
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 19mm | 202g
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0330462679
  • 9780330462679
  • 679,512

About Eric Newby

Eric Newby (1919 - 2006) was an English travel writer, one of the most prolific of the twentieth century.

He served in the Black Watch and Special Boat Section from 1940 onwards, which took him to India, Egypt, and Sicily. This would launch his passion for travelling, which he would continue to do his entire life.
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