• It is hard to think of a better travel book written this century

    The Times
  • A beautiful and profound travel book

    Mail on Sunday
  • A masterpiece of travel writing ... a classic

    New Statesman
  • Thubron is a very hardy traveller, and a very fine writer...[it is] a book of exceptional erudition, adventure and elegance

    Robert Macfarlane, Spectator
  • A poetic volume - interesting, shocking and deeply engaging, the work of a mature writer at the top of his game

    Sara Wheeler, Daily Telegraph

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