Rory Stewart - The Places in Between (2nd Hand Paperback)
Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Award and the Spirit of Scotland Award. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, and the Scottish Book of the Year Prize.
The Places in Between is a travel narrative by Rory Stewart, a British former member of Parliament, writer, and former diplomat, detailing his solo walk across north-central Afghanistan in 2002.
Caught between hostile nations, warring factions and competing ideologies, at the time Afghanistan was in turmoil following the US invasion. Travelling entirely on foot and following the inaccessible mountainous route once taken by the Mogul Emperor, Babur the Great, Stewart was nearly defeated by the extreme, hostile conditions.
Only with the help of an unexpected companion and the generosity of the people he met on the way did he survive to report back with unique insight on a region closed to the world by twenty-four years of war.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - The Rest of The World
- Published : 2006 (This Updated Edition 2014 - Picador)
- ISBN : 9781447271062
- SKU : B002573
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £10.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"With a deft, at time poetic vividness, he describes an awesome landscape . . . His encounters with Afghans are tragic, touching and terrifying." - Daily Telegraph.
"Stewart must have balls of steel, but he writes like and angel all the same" - Giles Foden.
"This evocative book feels like a long lost relic of the great age of exploration." - The Guardian.
"An astonishing achievement: a unique journey of great courage." - Colin Thubron.
"Wise, funny and marvelously humane." - Michael Ignatieff.
"An insight into the country that few could match." - New Statesman.
Roderick James Nugent Stewart OBE FRSGS FRSL, known as Rory Stewart, is a British academic, diplomat, explorer, author, soldier and politician, who is a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs where he teaches politics and international relations