The Places In Between (Paperback)
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The Places In Between (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 11/09/2014
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Rory Stewart's moving, sparsely poetic account of his walk across Afghanistan in January 2002 has been immediately hailed as a classic. Caught between hostile nations, warring factions and competing ideologies, at the time, Afghanistan was in turmoil following the US invasion. Travelling entirely on foot and following the inaccessible, mountainous route once taken by the Mohgul Emperor, Babur the Great, Stewart was nearly defeated by the extreme, hostile conditions. Only due to the help of an unexpected companion and the generosity of the people he met on the way, did he survive to report back with unique insight on a region closed to the world by twenty-four years of war.

`This is traveling at its hardest and travel-writing at its best' - David Gilmour

'an astonishing achievement: a unique journey of great courage' - Colin Thubron

'wise, funny and marvelously humane' - Michael Ignatieff

`[this] evocative book feels like a long lost relic of the great age of exploration' - Guardian

`His encounters with Afghans are tragic, touching and terrifying.' - Daily Telegraph

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447271062
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 26 mm


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This is traveling at its hardest and travel-writing at its best -- David Gilmour
With a deft, at time poetic vividness, he describes an awesome landscape, scarred by a present and a past of violence and death . . . His encounters with Afghans are tragic, touching and terrifying * Daily Telegraph *
[Stewart] must have balls of steel, but he writes like and angel all the same -- Giles Foden
This evocative book feels like a long lost relic of the great age of exploration * Guardian *
An astonishing achievement: a unique journey of great courage -- Colin Thubron
Wise, funny and marvelously humane -- Michael Ignatieff
An insight into the country that few could match * New Statesman *
Thank goodness for brave people doing crazy things and for a writer in the tradition of Thesiger and Thubron * Spectator *

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“A truly impressive travel book”

This book deserves the highest praise. Its writer has a deep knowledge and understanding of the people he met in his arduous trek across Afghanistan. The hardships he endured make his account all the more convincing,... More

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“A good walk.”

There is much to admire here, both with this book itself and the people of Afghanistan. It is an account of the author’s walk from Herat to Kabul after the invasion of 2001. The confusion and intricacies of the... More

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“Immensly Uplifting”

Having read this practically in a week end I recomended this to a friend who had just left hospital after 3 months and was a "bit low " to say the least. He read the book and it seemed to put his... More

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