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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

Eric Newby

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

by Eric Newby

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Published by Lonely Planet .
Written in English


Classifications
LC ClassificationsG
The Physical Object
Pagination255 p.
Number of Pages255
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23113973M
ISBN 101741795281
ISBN 109781741795288

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When Eric Newby, improbably earning his living in the London haute-couture trade, sent his fateful cable – CAN YOU TRAVEL NURISTAN JUNE? – it was the first step on a legendary journey from Mayfair to Afghanistan and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, north-east of Kabul. Ill-prepared and inexperienced, Newby and Carless endured a month of hardship with great 4/5(1). A classic of travel writing, ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ is Eric Newby’s iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth. It was , and Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute s:


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A classic of travel writing, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush' is Eric Newby's iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth.

It wasand Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture/5(). Page of the Picador edition of A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush ranks among the funniest things I've ever read. On it, Newby quotes from a phrasebook of the Afghan Bashgali language, which apparently contains opening gambits like 'How long have you had a goitre?', 'I have nine fingers; you have ten', 'A dwarf has come to ask for food' and 'I have an intention to kill you', 4/5.

This book is quite hilarious in places and tells as the title suggests of a walk in the Hindu Kush. The main charators have absolutely no experience of this type of escapade which makes it interesting and by: A classic of travel writing, ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ is Eric Newby’s iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth.

It wasand Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture/5(81). A classic of travel writing, ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ is Eric Newby’s iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth.

It wasand Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture. A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush is a book of four parts, and the understated title refers only to the last one. These are: Newby’s life in the London fashion industry and his crash course in rock climbing in Snowdonia, where he and Carless were taught the rudiments of rope work by a pair of adventurous barmaids.

A classic of travel writing, 'A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush' is Eric Newby's iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth. It wasand Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture.4/5(5K).

Here we reprint a passage from his classic book A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush. Ill-prepared and inexperienced, Newby and his friend Hugh Carless have endured a month of hardship during their Author: Guardian Staff.

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It wasand Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture/5(). A classic of travel writing, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush is Eric Newby's iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth.

It wasand Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture/5(). A classic of travel writing, ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush' is Eric Newby's iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth.

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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush is a book by the English travel writer Eric Newby. It is an autobiographical account of his adventures in the Hindu Kush, around the Nuristan mountains of Afghanistan, ostensibly to make the first mountaineering ascent of Mir Samir.

Critics have found it comic, intensely English, and : Eric Newby. Some of the maps in this title are best viewed on a tablet device.A classic of travel writing, ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ is Eric Newby’s iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on wasand Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture/5(5).

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby. With humour, Newby describes an ill-thought-out attempt to scale one of Afghanistan's most challenging peaks. A Short Walk In the Hindu Kush is an autobiographical account of Eric Newby s adventures in the Hindu Kush, around the Nuristan mountains of Afghanistan, ostensibly to make the first mountaineering ascent of Mir Samir.

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ISBN: X OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: London: Secker and Warburg, Description: pages, 8 unnumbered pages of. Lonely Planet a Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby - AbeBooks.But A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush includes wonderfully oblique portraits of the author's travel companion, Hugh Carless, and his wife, Wanda (who plays a starring role in such subsequent chronicles as Slowly down the Ganges).

There are also dozens of brilliant cameo parts, and an indelible record of a stunning landscape.4/5(K).Publisher Description A classic of travel writing, ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ is Eric Newby’s iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth.

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