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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

Eric Newby / James Bryce
A classic of travel writing ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ is Eric Newby’s iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth.It was 1956 and Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture. Pining for adventure Newby sent his friend Hugh Carless the now-famous cable - CAN YOU TRAVEL NURISTAN JUNE? - setting in motion a legendary journey from Mayfair to Afghanistan and the mountains of the Hindu Kush north-east of Kabul. Inexperienced and ill prepared (their preparations involved nothing more than some tips from a Welsh waitress) the amateurish rogues embark on a month of adventure and hardship in one of the most beautiful wildernesses on earth - a journey that adventurers with more experience and sense may never have undertaken. With good humour sharp wit and keen observation the charming narrative style of ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ would soon crystallise Newby's reputation as one of the greatest travel writers of all time.One of the greatest travel classics from one of Britain's best-loved travel writers this edition includes new photographs an epilogue from Newby's travelling companion Hugh Carless and a prologue from one of Newby's greatest proponents Evelyn Waugh.This special travelogue filled with humour and interest takes you on a journey through Asia specifically the central regions. It's a top pick among explorers and lovers of autobiography and biography.For fans of Laurie Lee (Down in the Valley) Rory Stewart (The Marches) Bruce Chatwin (In Patagonia) Patrick Leigh Fermor (The Broken Road) and Levison Wood (Walking the Himalayas).

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Travel
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 14th November 2019
  • Duration 10 Hrs. 41 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780008366582