About this book
Written in lovely prose, this book displays all the skills for which Thubron is renowned: scholarship, sensitivity, sensibility and a magical mix of fascinating experiences in the present and extraordinary evocations of the past. Armed with only a notebook the book is illustrated only with maps but writing as vivid as this needs no illustrations.
Traces the drifts of the trade route out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran into Kurdish Turkey. This book recounts the adventures of the author when travelling through the Silk Route.