Colin Thubron
HarperCollins, New York, 2007, English
Nonfiction, General; Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History
ISBN: 9780061231728
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Alan Balfour

As with Sebald, I relish all of Thubron’s writings. They are travel books, but erudite and carefully stage-managed, they become a journey into the human condition and the realities that result. Thubron is part of a great tradition of British travel writing that includes Patrick Leigh Fermor and Freya Stark, whom I recommend only because they describe worlds and values so distant from ours.

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