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Behind the Wall: A Journey Though China Colin Thubron

Behind the Wall: A Journey Though China - Colin Thubron

London: William Heinemann, 1997, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

A Later Printing. Contains: 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 Mao’s bed, a visit to a tongue doctor, an evening in a floating fun palace called The Sea Paradise — each moment of Thubron’s 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 Thubron’s reputation as one of the finest travel writers of our time.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 306 pages.
£10.50
Behind the Wall: A Journey Though China Colin Thubron