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The White Road [Signed Copy]

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[SIGNED COPY by Edmund de Waal]
** A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller **A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of the kiln, and fuse into porcelain - translucent, luminous, white.Acclaimed writer and potter Edmund de Waal sets out on a quest - a journey that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain. Along the way, he meets the witnesses to its creation; those who were inspired, made rich or heartsick by it, and the many whose livelihoods, minds and bodies were broken by this obsession. It spans a thousand years and reaches into some of the most tragic moments of recent times. In these intimate and compelling encounters with the people and landscapes who made porcelain, Edmund de Waal enriches his understanding of this rare material, the white gold' he has worked with for decades.** Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 **

Item details

Added value:
Signed
Author(s):
Edmund de Waal
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23x4x14.5cm
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0701187700
ISBN-13:
9780701187705
Number of pages:
401
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Title:
The White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

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[SIGNED COPY by Edmund de Waal]
** A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller **A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of the kiln, and fuse into porcelain - translucent, luminous, white.Acclaimed writer and potter Edmund de Waal sets out on a quest - a journey that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain. Along the way, he meets the witnesses to its creation; those who were inspired, made rich or heartsick by it, and the many whose livelihoods, minds and bodies were broken by this obsession. It spans a thousand years and reaches into some of the most tragic moments of recent times. In these intimate and compelling encounters with the people and landscapes who made porcelain, Edmund de Waal enriches his understanding of this rare material, the white gold' he has worked with for decades.** Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 **

Added value:
Signed
Author(s):
Edmund de Waal
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23x4x14.5cm
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0701187700
ISBN-13:
9780701187705
Number of pages:
401
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Title:
The White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

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