• "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