A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

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Author: Eric Newby
Publisher: Picador India
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 247
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0330266233


This classic traveler's story relates author's abandonment of the dubious delights of London's fashion trade for the even more dubious pleasures of a short walk in the wild mountains of the Hindu Kush.

Even in moments of deepest traveler's gloom, the author's wit, verve and sheer energy never waver, in the retelling, at least. Incidents ghastly and ecstatic pack the pages of his breathless journey through the exotic Hindu Kush, a delight for all lovers of the exploits of the English traveler at large.


Impossible to read this book without laughing aloud . . The funniest travel book I have ever read. - Observer

Has a gruesome-joke humor and a bedrock of eccentric courage. - Vogue

The best travel book for years - Daily Express

One of the most original and enjoyable travel books for many years. - Sunday Times


List of Maps
Preface by Evelyn Waugh

1. life of a Salesman
2. Death of Salesman
3. Birth of a Mountain Climber
4. Pera Palace
5. The Dying Nomad
6. Airing in a closed Carriage
7. A Little Bit of Protocol
8. panjshir Valley
9. A Walk in the Sun
10. Finding Out Feet
11. Western Approaches
12. Round 1
13. Coming Round the Mountain
14. Round 2
15. Knock-Out
16. Over the Top
17. Going Dawn!
18. A Room with a View
19. Disaster at Lake Mundul
20. Beyond the Arayu