THE PLACES IN BETWEEN

RORY STEWART
336pp MAPS 2014 LIST PRICE: £10.99 (P) E354

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Stewart’s moving account of his walk across Afghanistan in January 2002 was immediately hailed as a classic. Caught between hostile nations, warring factions and competing ideologies, at the time the country was in turmoil following the US invasion. Travelling entirely on foot and following the inaccessible mountainous route 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 did he survive to report on a region closed to the world by twenty-four years of war.

An astonishing achievement: a unique journey of great courage. COLIN THUBRON