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Behind the Wall Audiobook

Behind the Wall

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Having learned Mandarin, and travelling alone by foot, bicycle, and train, Colin Thubron set off on a 10,000-mile journey from Beijing to Tibet, starting from a tropical paradise near the Burmese border and reaching the windswept wastes of the Gobi desert and the far end of the Great Wall. What Thubron reveals is an astonishing diversity, a land whose still unmeasured resources strain to meet an awesome demand, and an ancient people still reeling from the devastation of the Cultural Revolution.

© Colin Thubron; (P) Random House

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"This transcendentally gifted writer is, of course, one of the two or three best living travel writers." (Jan Morris, Independent)

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    Colin Thubron, once again, has written another great travel book. No glam or glitz - more harsh and grit. Taking you into the Chinese society outside the main cities speaking to the peasants and and working class. Great writing!

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