To a Mountain in Tibet

Author(s): Colin Thubron


Mount Kailas is the most sacred of the world's mountains - holy to one fifth of humanity. Isolated beyond the central Himalayas, it is claimed by myth to be the source of the universe created from cosmic waters and the mind of Brahma. This book tells the stories of exiles and of eccentric explorers from the West.

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The doyen of travel writing at his elegiac and luminous best

Colin Thubron is an acknowledged master of travel writing, and the winner of many prizes and awards. His first writing was about the Middle East - Damascus, Lebanon and Cyprus. In 1982 he travelled into the Soviet Union in an ancient Morris Marina, pursued by the KGB, a journey he recorded in Among the Russians. From these early experiences developed his classic travel books: Behind the Wall (winner of the Hawthornden Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Award), The Lost Heart of Asia, In Siberia (Prix Bouvier) and Shadow of the Silk Road (all available in Vintage).In 2010 Colin Thubron became President the Royal Society of Literature.

General Fields

  • : 9780701183790
  • : Chatto & Windus
  • : Chatto & Windus
  • : February 2011
  • : 222mm X 138mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Colin Thubron
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 224