Behind the Wall: A Journey Through China by Colin Thubron lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
William Heinemann, 1987, Hardback in dust wrapper.
A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Maps to the endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Ranging from the Burmese frontier to the Gobi Desert, from the Yellow Sea to the edge of Tibet, the book is a brilliant mosaic of scenes and encounters, written in a lyrical, almost poetic, prose. A tour of a mental hospital in Shanghai, a night in Maos bed, a visit to a tongue doctor, an evening in a floating fun palace called The Sea Paradise each moment of Thubrons journey is illuminated by his eye for detail and his gift for communicating and listening to the ordinary people he meets.
Perceptive, intelligent and often very moving, Behind the Wall confirms Colin Thubrons reputation as one of the finest travel writers of our time.
Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded at the margins with a short, closed, tear to the head of the spine. Leans. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 306 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Travel China category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!