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Forbidden Journey. From Peking to Kashmir. Signed by the Author.

£39.99

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London. Heinemann 1937. First Edition. Second Impression. Book Condition: Very Good. No dustjacket. Two previous owner names on the ffep. Boards are a little marked, the spine ends are softened but not frayed and there is a small split in the cloth starting along the spine (just over 1 in) Some spotting and toning to the front matter. Black and white photographs. Signed by the author on the title page 'For Dorothea, so that she may have some ideas where to go to, Ella'.

In 1935 Ella Maillart contemplated one of the most arduous journeys in the world: the impossible journey from Peking, then a part of Japanese-occupied China, through the distant province of Sinklang (present day Turkistan), to Kashmir. She undertook a journey considered almost beyond imagination for any European and doubly so for a woman. The trip promised hardships such as typhus and bandits, as well as the countless hazards surrounding the civil war between Chinese communists and Chiang Kai-shek s nationalists. Setting out with pockets full of Mexican money (the currency used in China at the time), Maillart encountered a way of life now lost, but one that then had gone unchanged for centuries. Maillart describes it all with the sharp eye and unvarnished prose of a veteran reporter.

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Author(s):
Maillart Ella K.
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0

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London. Heinemann 1937. First Edition. Second Impression. Book Condition: Very Good. No dustjacket. Two previous owner names on the ffep. Boards are a little marked, the spine ends are softened but not frayed and there is a small split in the cloth starting along the spine (just over 1 in) Some spotting and toning to the front matter. Black and white photographs. Signed by the author on the title page 'For Dorothea, so that she may have some ideas where to go to, Ella'.

In 1935 Ella Maillart contemplated one of the most arduous journeys in the world: the impossible journey from Peking, then a part of Japanese-occupied China, through the distant province of Sinklang (present day Turkistan), to Kashmir. She undertook a journey considered almost beyond imagination for any European and doubly so for a woman. The trip promised hardships such as typhus and bandits, as well as the countless hazards surrounding the civil war between Chinese communists and Chiang Kai-shek s nationalists. Setting out with pockets full of Mexican money (the currency used in China at the time), Maillart encountered a way of life now lost, but one that then had gone unchanged for centuries. Maillart describes it all with the sharp eye and unvarnished prose of a veteran reporter.

Author(s):
Maillart Ella K.
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0

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