Shadow of the Silk Road (Signed copy)
Signed by Colin Thubron
First edition, fourth printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm. 363pp.
Signed directly to the title page by Colin Thubron.
On buses, donkey carts, trains, jeeps and camels, Colin Thubron traces the drifts of the first great trade route out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran into Kurdish Turkey.
Covering over 7000 miles in eight months Thurbron recounts extraordinary adventures—a near-miss with a drunk-driver, incarceration in a Chinese cell during the SARS epidemic, undergoing root canal treatment without anaesthetic in Iran—in inimitable prose.
The book is in good, solid condition. The wrapper has some surface wear and marking but has not been price clipped.