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Where to start reading Colin Thubron’s travel writing

Colin Thubron is one of the most prolific travel writers of our time, with a career spanning more than fifty years. To celebrate the publication of his latest book, The Amur River, here is a guide on where to get started with his travel writing.

Colin Thubron's travel writing books standing upright on a shelf to show spines, with The Amur River turned to display its cover, alongside a small globe.


With more than half a century of globetrotting under his belt, Colin Thubron is ‘Britain’s best living travel writer’, in the words of the Sunday Times. His adventures have taken him from Syria to Siberia and everywhere in between. As well as an acclaimed travel writer and novelist, Thubron is also a CBE, a former President of the Royal Society of Literature and an RSL Companion of Literature.

With the publication of The Amur River this month, there’s no better time to start your reading journey…

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