Behind The Wall

Thubron, Colin

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Colin Thubron relates the story of his 10,000 mile journey across China, which he undertook when the country was just emerging from the Cultural Revolution.

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Publish Date: 01/04/2004
ISBN: 9780099459323 Category: Tag:

Description

A powerful unforgettable journey through China with one of our greatest travel writers.

‘An achievement of great and lasting brilliance’ Patrick Leigh Fermor

Having learned Mandarin, and travelling alone by foot, bicycle and train, Colin Thubron set off on a 10,000 mile journey from Beijing to the borders of Burma. He travelled through the wind-swept wastes of the Gobi desert and finished at the far end of the Great Wall.

What Thubron reveals is an astonishing diversity, a land whose still unmeasured resources strain to meet an awesome demand, and an ancient people still reeling from the devastation of the Cultural Revolution.

Additional information

Weight 223 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 19 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

306

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

915.10457 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K