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Lonely Planet a Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Lonely Planet Journeys)

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ISBN13: 9780864426048
ISBN10: 0864426046
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The most successful travel writer of his generation, Eric Newby's account of his climbing expedition in a remote corner of Afghanistan is impossible to read without laughing out loud.
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The view was colossal. Below us on every side mountains surged away it seemed forever; we looked down on glaciers and snow-covered peaks that perhaps no one has ever seen before, except from the air.'

Feeling restless in the world of London's high-fashion industry, Eric Newby asked an old friend to accompany him on a mountain-climbing expedition in the wild and remote Hindu Kush, in north-eastern Afghanistan. And so they went - although they did stop first for four days of climbing lessons in Wales - becoming the first Englishmen to visit this spectacular region for mor ethan half a century. Newby's frank and funny account of their expedition to what is still amongst the world's most isolated areas is one of the classics of travel writing.

Book News Annotation:

First published in 1958, this is one of the first and perhaps the most widely known of celebrated English travel writer Eric Newby's many works. After some years working in the fashion industry, Newby and a companion decided to go mountain climbing in the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan, despite having almost nothing in the way of climbing experience. They gained what little experience they had going on short climbs in Wales, also described here, prior to the narrative of their trek in Afghanistan. Evelyn Waugh penned the brief preface.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

First published in 1958, this is one of the first and perhaps the most widely known of celebrated English travel writer Eric Newby's many works. After some years working in the fashion industry, Newby and a companion decided to go mountain climbing in the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan, despite having almost nothing in the way of climbing experience. They gained what little experience they had going on short climbs in Wales, also described here, prior to the narrative of their trek in Afghanistan. Evelyn Waugh penned the brief preface. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Extremely impressive Title, as this gives the reader an idea what the book has got to offer. Also, the title instills a curiousness in the reader's mind as to what might be in store for them. So anybody who comes across this book would want to flip a few pages through just to give it a glance.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780864426048
Preface:
Waugh, Evelyn
Author:
Waugh, Evelyn
Author:
Newby, Eric
Publisher:
Lonely Planet
Location:
Hawthorn, Vic., Austrlia :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
India
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Asia - Far East
Subject:
Asia - Central
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Hindu Kush Mountains (Afghanistan and Pakistan) Description and travel.
Subject:
Hindu Kush Mountains
Subject:
Newby, Eric
Edition Description:
Us Travel Literature
Series:
Lonely Planet Journeys Travel Literature
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
197 x 128 mm

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Lonely Planet a Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Lonely Planet Journeys)
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The most successful travel writer of his generation, Eric Newby's account of his climbing expedition in a remote corner of Afghanistan is impossible to read without laughing out loud.

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