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Title: THE PLACES IN BETWEEN
By: Rory Stewart
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 1447271068
ISBN 13: 9781447271062
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Publisher: PAN MACMILLAN
Pub. date: 30 June, 2014
Pages: 336
Description: A brilliant account of a death defying walk through Afghanistan
Synopsis: 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
Illustrations: maps
Publication: UK
Imprint: Picador
Prizes: Short-listed for John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize 2004 Long-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2004
Returns: Returnable
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