• "One of Britain's sexiest authors"

    Marie Claire
  • "A superb and truthful book. I cannot remember the last travel book that had me laughing aloud and in tears by the end- extremely worthwhile and memorable."

  • "Something in Bealby's voice, a mixture of innocence, determination and pain, makes the journey worthwhile. I was glad to be there when [he] reaches his pagan land."

    Sunday Times
  • "A rollicking tale. No one has written a better travel book about the region since Eric Newby came down from the Hindu Kush."

    Daily Telegraph