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A SHORT WALK IN THE HINDU KUSH

Eric Newby
George Eric Newby CBE MC, (1919 - 2006) was an English travel author

With a preface by Evelyn Waugh

First published 1958 by Secker & Warburg
This Picador edition published 1981 by Pan Books

248 pages

p/b approx 19.5cm x 13cm - no inscriptions - some creasing/discolouration - b/w photographs/maps

from back-cover:

When Eric Newby, improbably earning his living in the London 'haute couture' trade, sent his fateful cable - CAN YOU TRAVEL NURISTAN JUNE? - it was the first step in a classic journey, from Mayfair to the wild mountains of the Hindu Kush, north-east of Kabul. As a more recent generation of travellers has discovered, Afghanistan can be an inhospitable place; as this truly diverting and wonderfully evocative book shows, it is also one of the most spectacularly beautiful wildernesses on earth.

"Impossible to read this book without laughing aloud...the funniest travel book I have ever read"
(Observer)

"A pleasurable story of exotic and eccentric adventure"
(New York Times)
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